pitry (pitry) wrote,

End-of-year writing meme!

Because, apparently, I'm the only person who's doing it this year, but I'll do it anyway!

Fics written:

Harry Potter:
A Hero for Any Other Day (Harry/Draco, 26K)
Let's Kill Wormtail (Sirius/Remus, 7K)
The Mirror of Erised (Trio gen, 92K)
The Knock-on Effect (Ron, 5K)
Saturdays are for Football (the Rest of the Week is for Everything Else) (Blaise Zabini and Dean gen, 4K)
Inter Arma... (next-gen gen, 140k)
Between Dreams and Reality (Hermione/ Harry/ Ron, 2K)
Add Some Colour to these Grey Walls (Angelina Johnson and Alicia Spinnet gen, 2K)
Young, but Daily Growing (many pairings, 3.5K)
Disorganised Crime (Harry and Neville gen, 6K)
The Sceptic's Guide to Spotting Impossible Beasts (Hermione and Luna gen, 2K)
Holding the Fort (Neville/Luna, 20K)
Ginevra ferch Molly (Neville/Ginny, 2K)
If I Knew You were Coming, I'd've Baked a Cake (Dudley and Lavender Brown gen, 8.5K)

Doctor Who crossovers
Feeding Frenzy (with Despicable Me, 700 words)
Ginger Beer and Strange Men (with the Famous Five, 750 words)

Livin' on a Prayer (Bruce/Selina, 4K)
The Superhero Dilemma (Those Five Months of Hell) (crossover with the Avengers, Selina/Natasha and gen, 2.5K)
Heroes Wearing Masks are Also People (The Superhero Dilemma Revisited) (crossover with the Avengers, Bruce/Selina, 6K)

+ 3 stories that await reveals.

Total: 22 fics

Looking back, did you write more fics than you thought you would this year, less than you thought, or about what you predicted?

More. I got bitten pretty seriously by the HP bug this year! ... but it looks likw school is taking over that :( I still have a part three to War Is Over and Inter Arma that just... isn't being written.

Where did you publish/archive your stories?

AO3 and FF.net. Didn't really write DW this year. I guess I'm officially out of the fandom? :(

What pairing/genre/fandom did you write that you would never have predicted in January 2011?

I did not expect to be bitten by the Batman bug, so that came as a surprise (lol, all the stuff I'm working on now is Batman too...). Related, of course, is being bitten by the specific Bruce/Selina bug! I'm not a shipper damn it! Except that apparently I am?
Also, I actually wrote an explicit story this year, which is all shades of surprising.

What’s your favorite story this year? Not the most popular, but the one that makes you the happiest.

Inter Arma. Not just because it's huuuuuuuuge. I actually feel as if for once I managed not to drop the ball. The ending makes sense! And it's not a disappointment! That's a first for a plotty fic of mine, I think. And not just the ending - the pacing really worked, I think the Scorpius plot came out really well, considering how late into the game Surprise!Voldemort was put in the story it actually paid off really nicely, and I'm really happy with what I did with James and Harry's relationship. It feels ridiculous to say these things but I really am rarely as happy with the net result of a fic as I am with these things in Inter Arma. So, for a change, I give myself the kudos :)
I'm also very fond of Disorganised Crime and Livin' on a Prayer.

Okay, NOW your most popular story.

Hmmm. Well, this year we have a clear winner, I believe. Livin' on a Prayer.
(Although, seeing as I participated in a few fests this year and these tend to get more comments, if I go by comments alone it's probably Disorganised Crime).

Story most underappreciated by the universe?

Let's Kill Wormtail. It's a PG Sirius/Remus and I care more for them as friends than as anything more so I'm pretty out of tune with anyone else who ships them, so as a result, yeah, no one quite liked it except for me (well, and my beta! She was very enthusiastic about it ;) ).
Also, The Knock-on Effect didn't seem to attract much attention but I think it's really good, so I don't know if it's because people don't like Ron? I dunno.

Story that could have been better?

The annual "all of them"! More specifically, my YT fic, which I feel IS good, but could have been better, it suffered from the fact that half of it was written before my paper-writing rush and the other half after; Ginevra ferch Molly was a pinch hit that suffered from me not really clicking with the prompt (and in the end got a more enthusiastic response than Holding the Fort which was 10 times as long and written in 3 days because I was totally inspired to write it); and probably The Mirror of Erised which, granted, was written to allow me to experiment with some things and not because I was dying to tell the story, but really, there's a thin line between experimenting and bullshit and I probably crossed it at some point there. Don't get me wrong, I still liked most of what I did with it, but yeah, more editing and paying attention to the actual plot would have done wonders.

Sexiest story?
Well.... Between Dreams and Reality is actually explicit, and Young but Daily Growing is skirting that line, which is frankly quite bizarre from me and is probably a one time thing, but there you have it.

Most fun story?

Disorganised Crime!

Story with single sweetest moment?

Hmmm. Neville/Luna kissing on Holding the Fort, probably, cos I'm silly that way. Also, I think when Neville and Harry talk about Neville's love life in Disorganised Crime.

The story that made you cry?

My stories don't make me cry.

Hardest story to write?

Ginevra ferch Molly. Short deadline because it was a pinch hit and when I got the pinch hit it was like "yeah no problem" but I just wasn't getting it. I think I did well considering, but still. :|
Also, the Doctor Who/ Famous Five crossover is VERY far from what I wanted it to be :( I think it's cute but I wanted to make it more plotty! Ah, well. Maybe one day.

Easiest story to write?

LOL Livin' on a Prayer. Written and published within 24h of watching TDKR. It says something about me that my knee-jerk canon fix-it is to undo the one bit of optimism and superhero mentality in the film and make everything MORE depressingly unescapist and hopeless in a canon that's known for being these things already, doesn't it? and I'm writing another one of these now. LOLOL.
Also, Saturdays are for Football. Now that's an oddly successful pinch hit, I sent it to the mods 16 hours after getting the PH request... and I was working that day AND I actually passed it through my beta first. Which is even more extremely odd because I've never written Blaise Zabini before and only wrote Dean as a peripheral character. But yeah, the prompt worked really nicely with my general "you think everything is over just cos Voldemort's defeated?!" take of post-canon HP, and people seem to really like it (and I'm very happy with it. Hurrah! all around).

Most overdue story?

There are people waiting for War Without End. :( Which I promised when I finished posting Inter Arma. Which was back in June. Sorry, people, it will be done... but not soon in any way.
Also, the TDKR fic I've been writing on and off since September. But that one's actually gonna be finished soon. What can I say, this one is not a complicated multichapter multi-plot mess. Also, I'm in a bit of a Batman phase atm.

Did you take any writing risks this year? What did you learn from them?

A lot, actually. What did I learn from them? Hopefully, how to be a better writer.

Do you have any fanfic goals for the New Year?

Finish all the fics I want to write!

More specific goals:
Fine. Actually finish War Without End, but I don't know if it will happen.

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