The second is, brace yourself, CSI: NY and it's been in the back of my brain ever since "Not What It Looks Like" aired (yep. fall 2006.) and I really, really, really needed a good reason why Lindsay blew Danny off. And even though I have since found other fic to explain that beautifully, and the show gave us insight into her Tragic Past, and I was never quite satisfied with my handle on Lindsay in this piece, I also couldn't abandon it. I poked at it from time to time, morosely lamenting its refusal to behave, but little by little I made tiny progress. Even after suffering the blow where I lost a huge chunk of improvements when I lost my flash drive.
Today I opened it up, and WTH, I do not remember making this much progress! Was Muse working behind my back? It's like...95% done. It even looks good. After poking at it for about half an hour longer, I am pretty sure that it's 100% done. Has a title, even. My only qualm is one that's been there from the beginning - about halfway through, it shifts from past to present tense and I just cannot reconcile the two halves into one tense or the other. I've been with it so long that I think the shift feels natural, but...I'll probably poke at it a few more days. And then probably give up and decide not to change anything after all.
Nee-hee! Fic-writing, I will apparently never quite break the habit!
Edit: Ooh! And I'm suddenly much more enamored of that missing-scene Alex ficlet from Lost somewhere back last winter, which is more like two scenes hooked together, and which only requires a couple of transitions, one fleshed-out paragraph, and ending sentences before it'll work. Do have to re-watch a couple of episodes to figure out what was going on timeline-wise, but...by golly, I'm feeling both optimistic and productive! The best part is that now I have an excuse to daydream about Alex/Karl while I ponder various ways to write their comfort scene. I foresee French speeding right on by today...