I would have posted this weeks ago, but for some [stupid] reason I didn't think I'd written all that many stories. Then I looked again, and realized I had a whole passel, and in fact might not ever again be as prolific as I was in 2006. Thought I'd better go ahead and take stock.
This is compiled from at least two different sources. And supplemented with a few questions of my own that I felt warranted asking. You can steal this version from me next year. Maybe by that point I'll have found a full-length survey that asks you about the fics you read as well as wrote. I don't feel confident enough to come up with an entire section of questions. ANYWAY.
For the year of 2006...
Blood on his Hands
Moonlight in Brazil
Call a Therapist, STAT
Hard Not to Love a Hero
Fable and Fantasy
Promise of a Snowfall
Trinity of Avians
More, I guess…I didn’t actually predict, because I had never set out to write fanfic before this year. At least, not serious stories to be published online.
Where did you publish/archive your stories?
Fanfiction.net. Was going to upload them to my mostly abandoned Angelfire site, too, but…yeah, gave that up very quickly. Pesky HTML. Oh, and Trinity of Avians got archived at Destiny’s Gateway, and I opened an account on mediaminer.org to archive the Interview Lady series.
What pairing/genre/fandom did you write that you would never have predicted in January 2006?
Hmm...probably House, especially House/Cameron, because...so not an interest of mine. Ragna’s (invaluable) Pairing Generator made me do it. Anyway, either that or CSI: NY. I wasn’t even reading NY fic a year ago.
What's your favorite story of the year? Not necessarily the most popular, but the one that makes you happiest? Hm, hard question. Can I cheat and pick, like, 5? Good.
--I'm partial to Fable and Fantasy, because I think I had some rather picturesque lines to define Horatio & Yelina.
--I’m rather fond of certain lines in Moonlight in Brazil, also Borrowed Time…
--Piano Lessons, because it’s one of the few I can still read months later without wanting to cringe at any point. Tiva & humor & a kitty to boot!
--Trinity of Avians, just because the improvement from the 8th grade draft I found in a notebook to the cleaned-up version I posted was, like, 1,000%. And it’s the longest story I’ve ever written in my life.
Okay, NOW your most popular story:
Call a Therapist got the most reviews in total, Piano Lessons was my best-reviewed oneshot, and Moonlight in Brazil won me a CSI Fanfic Award for “Horatio Character Study.” Oh, and Confrontation got a couple of nods in the Rose Awards (no wins), but that was mostly by default.
Story most underappreciated by the universe: All my O.C. fics. Oneshots in that category are deeply unappreciated at fanfiction.net.
Story that could have been better: Breaking Routine. While it has some good lines, the plot (if it can be called that) is rather shaky. It was mostly just an excuse to write fuzzy scenes with Horatio and Yelina, and even those didn't pan out quite like I wanted. Oh well.
Sexiest story: Anyone getting turned on by my fics is in a very strange place, as they’re all extremely tame. The only one that even attempts to go into dirty places is Suicide Girl, and that still shouldn’t turn anyone on, unless you’re really into girls with tats.
Most fun story: Call a Therapist. That was just a blast.
Story with single sweetest moment: Umm…Trinity of Avians has extended hospital stays and recovery and the like, while Dreamscape is made of fluff. There might possibly also be something in Blood on his Hands, but I’m too embarrassed to go back and check because it was my first story and I know I made mistakes.
The story that made me cry: I don’t know about you, but I generally only cry while reading other peoples’ stories. On second thought, I may have shed a tear during Hollow, because I was watching Marisol’s death over and over again while writing it…
Hardest story to write: Confrontation took months to form. It fought hard against completion. China Blue wouldn’t behave for the longest time, either.
Easiest story to write: Hard Not to Love a Hero was boom, idea, and done. Thanks be to the Pairing Generator.
Most overdue story: Trinity of Avians, completed & posted six years after I finished the rough draft?
Did you take any writing risks this year? What did you learn from them?
I took a chance on non-script-form humor with Call a Therapist. Used a rather interesting format; I wasn't sure I could make it sound like Speedle talking as opposed to just me mocking the levels of Caine-related drama on CSI Miami. But apparently I made lots of people laugh (and occasionally spit out their drinks).
Do you have any fanfic goals for the New Year?
What are these “goals” of which you speak? I hate setting goals. Ah, what the hell, let’s make some up:
1. Be nominated in the CSI Fanfic Awards again, although that’s not so much something I can actively work on as “sit back and hope something made an impact on somebody.”
2. Complete at least 2 of the stories on my “list of ideas.” You don’t get to see the list, as the likelihood of me finishing even half of them is slim to nil, but if you look at all my posts tagged “ideas” you might get a rough sense of what’s on it.
3. Be slightly more prolific in the CSI: NY category, because it’s the one I’m currently most into, yet I only have one story of my own there and it’s really not that great.
4. A piece for “Standoff,” “Numb3rs,” “Bones,” and/or “Lost.” Basically, I want to have written at least one story for every category I read. More stripes for the Rainbow.