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I don't usually do the writing-year-in-review meme because I get all tongue-tied and shy and also appalled at the dearth of writing to actually review, and we're already more than a full week into 2007, but what the hey. This ended up being a lot longer than I expected, so I cut to spare you the eye strain should you find such things tedious beyond endurance: 
Looking back, did you write more fic than you thought you would this year, less, or about what you'd predicted?
Dude, I quadrupled my output from 2005! Quadrupled! Which, you know, would be considerably more impressive if I had, in fact, written more than one lonely story in 2005, but still. Quadrupled! The stories I wrote in 2006 were: Consequences for the JuC Swap, Chasing the Dragon for [personal profile] pensnest's Dragon challenge, The Frog Prince (Sort Of) for the Lambs Day Challenge, and Like a Big Pizza Pie for DWNOGA. At least I’m pretty sure that’s all I wrote. I did a crappy job of tagging last year, and an even crappier job of adding stories to memories, but that’s all I remember writing.

What pairing/genre/fandom did you write that you would never have predicted in January 2006?
The angst-o-rific Chasing the Dragon caught me off guard. Originally, I’d planned on writing one of my usual fluff-fests of miscommunication and snark, but it just wouldn’t come together, and the deadline was LOOMING in that fearsomely loomy way deadlines do, so I had to shelve that idea, leaving me with precisely NOTHING. Pen very graciously gave me an extra couple of days, and when I sat down to write, this came out. Very short, very dark, very not me.

What's your favorite story of the year? Not the most popular, but the one that makes you happiest?
It’s a tie. The Frog Prince (Sort Of) was so much fun to write – I mean, dude, Lance as a frog -- and it was my first kinda sorta fairytale, so yeah, much happiness there. But Chasing the Dragon, bleak as it is, makes me the happiest as a writer, because it proved to me that a) I can write something other than fluff, b) I<can pack a whole story into way fewer words than is my wont, and c) if the dialogue fairy died an untimely death, I’d still be able to crank out a story. Ironically, it’s the one story I’ve written that I would encourage people NOT to read because OMG BLEAK.

Did you take any writing risks this year? (See above for unexpected pairings, etc.) What did you learn from them?
Chasing the Dragon was about as risky as it got, and that was plenty risky enough for a start. Baby steps, you know?

Do you have any fanfic or profic goals for the New Year?
Why, yes, I do! This year I plan to write MORE, maybe even to QUADRUPLE my output yet again, although that seems ridiculously ambitious, and to write at least a couple of stories that aren't prompted by challenges. I' also percolating a couple of story ideas in other fandoms (Supernatural and MCR) and working on some original fiction.

My Best Story
Oh, I don’t know. I’m not very good with picking bests. *thinks about it* Nope, can't do it. 

Story Most Underappreciated by the Universe
I don’t feel that any of my stories are especially underappreciated. Some may get less feedback than others, but that doesn’t necessarily translate to “underappreciated” in my Pollyanna-ish universe. Probably the story that received the least feedback was Chasing the Dragon but that likely had as much to do with the fact that I didn’t post to announce it was mine or do anything WHATSOEVER to promote it, because apparently I am a lazy ho.

Most fun
Probably The Frog Prince (Sort Of) .  Although there's funnish stuff in all of them other than Chasing the Dragon. I'm all about the fun, really.

Most disappointing
For whom? I’m not especially disappointed in any of them, although I do wish I’d had more time to polish Like a Big Pizza Pie because it kind of needed it, and it’s embarrassing like whoa to send a story out there and then find out when you’re re-reading that it has errors and gaucheries that you’d have tidied up if you hadn’t already been hours and hours past deadline.

Most sexy
Um. Hmmm. Probably Consequences? I’m not sure that any of the others were particularly sexy. Unless, of course, you have a thing for frogs.

Story With a Single Sexy Moment
I can’t remember. I think The Frog Prince had just the one sexy moment, and it wasn’t especially sexy, as I recall, although Lance was naked Whatever. I’ll go with Frog Prince.

Hardest to Write
All of them. Almost as much fun as dental surgery, but without the added bonus of painkillers. If finishing a story weren’t such an almighty high, I’d probably never pick up a pen or lay fingers to a keyboard again.

Most Unintentionally Telling
Um. I dunno. Have you gleaned my deepest, darkest (or even partially buried, vaguely tarnished) secrets from any of these stories? Like, for example, that I kind of adore these popslash boys? That Chris is my FAVOURITE??? ♥♥Chris♥♥ That I like snarky dialogue? OMG, you’ve FOUND ME OUT. 


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