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End of Year Fic Roundup

Stories that were posted (if not necessarily written) during the second half of 2009 (all links go to AO3)*:

Jericho (82,602 words)

The Kill Point (3,707 words)

Stargate Atlantis (805 words)

Supernatural (24,781 words)

Total word count for July-December 2009: 106,482**

Word count of works posted in the first half of 2009: ~ 80,059

Total for 2009:  186,541…!!** No wonder the muses got burned out a little toward the end. And a big, BIG Thank You to Tanaqui, who beta’ed most (and probably all) for me.

For comparison’s sake, word count of fic posted in the last few years:

  • 2008:    73,811
  • 2007:    60,512
  • 2006:  128,653
  • 2005:    10,370*

* Since I can only be certain of when fic got posted, and stuff gets written all the time, then put on ice, sometimes for months or even a year, the numbers do not accurately reflect actual writing. 2006, for example, includes The Long Road Home, most of which was written over the course of 2005, while 2009 includes two long stories (Journey’s End and The Price Of Betrayal) that were both mostly written in previous years.

** AO3 counts words differently from Open Office, and generally seems to end up with a lower number, so the actual amount of words for this year is probably higher. Or lower, depending on which system you want to put your faith in :-).

Fic count

I finally finished uploading all my fic to AO3. As usual, when going over old stuff, it was at times cringe-worthy (I am so grateful for AO3’s backdating option, ’cause now I can point at the date and say, “See that? I was young and stupid and didn’t know any better…”), and a pleasant surprise (“I wrote that?”). The amount of cliche-driven fic is also staggering: Sex pollen! Mpreg! Snowbound! Dialog-only! A dozen Fork in the Road-AU’s! First person POV! Second person POV! Dub-con! Non-con! Slash! Het! Gen! Threesomes! Moresomes! Etc.

Anyway, with all my fic in one place (’cause doesn’t accept all ratings), and no double postings of crossover (’cause my personal archives are separate, fandom-specific ones, so crossovers get posted once in each), I can finally crunch some numbers…

  • Published since April 1999: 205 fanfic stories
  • Fandoms: 18
  • Total word count: 833,000 words
  • Shortest: 100 words
  • Longest: 95,000 words.

Mid-year fic roundup

Really should’ve done this a few weeks ago, but… it’s time for the mid-year fic roundup! All stories posted (if not necessarily written) between January 1st en June 30th, 2009.

Dark Angel


Lord of the Rings

Stargate Atlantis


The Kill Point

*blinks at list* Um… wow? Even with the double counts for the crossovers, that’s one heck of a lot of fic!

Fic Year In Review 2008

Yes, it’s that time of the year again, to look back at my fic’ish accomplishments over the past year. With eternal gratitude to my betas for (trying to) keep me on the straight and narrow, [info]tanaquispn, [info]inimicallyyours and [info]erinrua.

Finished and published fics:

The Kill Point

Stargate Atlantis


Threat Matrix

WIPs done in their entirety (and in various stages of rewrites/betaing):

  • The Price Of Betrayal (Dark Angel; mostly written in 2007)
  • Before, And After (The Kill Point; 2,350 words)
  • Crossroads (The Kill Point; 1,880 words)
  • Journey’s End (Supernatural; written in 2007)
  • Unsung Heroes (Supernatural; 1,100 words)
  • The monster fixit-AU (The Kill Point; 29,000 words)

Future projects:

  • Orcs in the Cascades (Supernatural; outlined)
  • Untitled AU (Supernatural 2,000 words; outlined)
  • Numerous other plot bunnies awaiting their turn

Total number of words published: 73,811

Total number of words written (est.): 108,000

First lines meme

Amended, originally from [info]juno_magic

Post the first line from your 25 most recent fanfics and try to find a pattern.

I’m changing this somewhat, since I fear my 25 most recent fics are just about all set in the Supernatural ‘verse, so there’s your pattern right there. Kinda boring. However, since this is my tenth year of writing fanfic (if I didn’t miscalculate), I’ll pick two stories from each year, and give you first lines for that. And because last lines are as telling as first, I’ll give you those as well.

From 1999:

– “The first thing I noticed, was the sound they made.”
– “I wanted to know who she really was. I tried to ask.“Who… are…””

Read story.

– “He jerked awake with a start.”
– ““I’m sorry, Adair,” he said softly and stared off over her shoulder. Only the sun witnessed the cold grin of satisfaction that played around his lips…”

Read story.

From 2000:

– “Nervously Devon smoothed the wide, bulky skirts of her dress. The fabric was soft and velvety beneath her hands.”
– “Thank God, she thought and shuddered. Beside her, Uly shifted restlessly on his cot but didn’t wake.”

Read story.

– “One by one his brothers had died.”
– “They were never seen again.”

Read story.

From 2001:

– “Phoebe’s eyes flashed with indignation. She placed her hands on her hips and gave Cole a look that would have withered the Source himself.”
– “They would find a way. They always did.”

Read story.

– “John slid into his seat beside Sam as quietly as he could. He was late.”
– “Overhead, the clouds parted and tiny stars twinkled.”

Read story.

From 2002:

– “The door closed behind him with a soft click. Alec stood motionless for a long moment.”
– “Slouched deep within his jacket to hide from the rain, Alec began to walk in the direction of Terminal City.”

Read story.

– “Poof! The vampire exploded in a satisfactory cloud of dust. Spike straightened and wiped the particles from his fingers.”
– “She turned off the light and climbed beneath the covers. Just another day on the Hellmouth.”

Read story.

From 2003:

– “Brennan rolled onto his side, kicking his legs at the sheet, which tangled around his feet and refused to let go.”
– “Adam made a mental note to talk to Emma later, though. But that was before he found out that Gabriel Ashlocke had been set free and urgent matters demanded the team’s attention.”

Read story.

– ““Why didn’t you ask her the other question?””
– ““Right. The other question…” He gulped, lifted his head and met her gaze head-on. “Billie, really… Wilhelmina?””

Read story.

From 2004:

– “An ill wind blew from the north, across the plains of Rohan. Upon its cold wings, it carried the scent of snow from the Misty Mountains.”
– “After all, she was the Lady of Rohan, and she would do her duty, whether it offered renown or no.”

Read story.

– “Strong hands held him down.”
– “The dream would continue to haunt him. The dream that was real.”

Read story.

From 2005:

– “Lindsey tried not to cringe when the performer on the stage struck another false chord.”
– “Lindsey shook the proffered hand, unwittingly signing away his very soul with the gesture. By the time he found out, it was too late.”

Read story.

– “”I ask only for the strength to defend my people!” All he desired was to protect Gondor, why did Frodo refuse to understand that?”
– “Alone in eternal darkness, Boromir hearkened the world false pride had wrought.”

Read story.

From 2006:

– “Alec sauntered into command. Up on the landing, Luke and an X4 named Brent were manning the screens, watching the numerous newscasts for anything that might involve transgenics and monitoring the Sector Police channels.”
– “Perhaps, if the truth, the whole truth, about Manticore came out, they could convince the American people that the transgenics weren’t the enemy after all. They just might win enough hearts and minds, one sheriff at the time, to have a chance at life.”

Read story.

– “Not married in the traditional sense—what the hell was that supposed to mean?”
– “Yet, even as she walked to the door to tell Katie she was ready to see her next patient, a tiny voice continued to murmur in the back of her mind: Michael doesn’t belong here.”

Read story.

From 2007:

– “Boromir reined in his horse and poured some water from his water skin onto a kerchief. He wiped the sodden cloth across his brow but it did little to cool his skin.”
– “Boromir grinned. “Lead the way, lieutenant.””

Read story.

– ““I swear, Sam, there’s some evil creature hiding in that basement.””
– “And sometimes, normal was really easy.”

Read story.

From 2008:

– “The first time it happened, Sam didn’t think much of it—other than to worry there was something really, really wrong with his head.”
– “He leaned his head against the seat, closing his eyes against the cool wind that streamed in through the window, and drifted off to sleep…”

Read story.

– “As John strode away, he heard Ronon break the heavy silence he left in his wake with a soft “Congratulations”.”
– “But he’d be damned if he’d change his mind. There was no way he’d let Teyla or her unborn child come to harm under his command.”

Read story.

Whew! That was quite a lot of fic to go through. I picked the stories rather randomly, but did try to cram in as many of my fandoms as I could. Can you guess them all?

Fic roundup

Just to give you a preview of things to come. Taken from my spreadsheet (yes, I have a spreadsheet to keep track! Don’t laugh!) and in random order:

Journey’s End aka the Shakespeare!Dean fic
Supernatural, 18,500 words. Still in beta. Will need rewrites and another round of betaing.

Wanna Make A Memory aka smutty!Dean Now posted!
Supernatural, 2,200 words. In final beta.

The Price Of Betrayal aka the DA-AU
Dark Angel, 37,000 words. Currently in beta.

Beasts Under The Bed aka the Dream-fic Now posted!
Supernatural, 7,500 words. Awaiting beta availability.

Legend In My Time aka the mandatory Sam-gets-Dean-out-0f-Hell fic aka the time travel story Now posted!
Supernatural, 12,500 words. In rewrites. Will need a fully-fledged beta. Deadline: Season 4 premiere (when it’ll get seriously Kripke’d)

Two Odd Ducks aka the [info]kamikazeremix  Now posted!
Supernatural, 1,900 words. Shelved for ripening. Will need more tinkering, and a full-fledged beta. Deadline: August 25

And that’s not counting the stories that are in drafting or outlining stages… See why I need a spreadsheet?