Jan. 4th, 2016

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Word Count: 71448
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About 7k down from last year in word-count, rather than the 3k up I was hoping for, but I had a much smaller Yuletide this year. I wrote a total of 28 stories, in 11 fandoms, counting cross-overs.

Onto the meme!

What's the story that makes you happiest?

Well, honestly the ongoing Electorate series, for all that it appears to have 3.5 readers. Perhaps because it comes closest to original work I have done in years and I hope some day to cobble it into a novel.

Most popular story?

By hits a verb, a doing word, which is unsurprising given the fandom and relatively juggernaut pairing. By kudos, however, it falls second to Sex While Parents, which is a story for a much smaller fandom, the 2014 movie Pride.

Story most underappreciated by the universe?

um. Considering I write for teeny tiny fandoms I'd say all my stories do about as well as I expect. So I dunno. I do wish people would tell me how badly I've messed up the last chapter of despite the abundance of it, but that's about it.

Most fun story to write?

Oh. Ooooh. Well, honestly the Electorate series, owing to a combination of writing politics and writing modern India and writing the epics.

Hardest story to write:

um. I'd have to say made of ivory and gold, my Yuletide assignment of the year. Victorian epistolary BDSM. Never written any of that even singly before.

Truest story of the year:

I'm not sure what truest means. I did have to stop mid-way through the soft animal of your body and go away and distract myself because I knew there wasn't going to be a sexual assault and I still got scared.

"Holy crap, that's wrong even for you" story:

Actually I was exceedingly good this year. Nothing outre in the least. Boring.

Favourite title:

I hate titles, I think mine are all exceedingly terrible and trite. But. I rather like Beaumains, what with the hands-thing TC has going, and the slight Arthurian strain in the names of Ralph's sister and niece.

Looking back, did you write more stories in 2015 than you thought you would, fewer than you thought you would, or about what you predicted?

Less. Not so much by number, which is in fact up from the 16 I wrote in 2014, but I started more projects than I finished, and abandoned several which I do dislike.

What pairing/genre/fandom did you write that you would never have predicted in January 2015?

I dipped a toe into the Wimsey fandom just lightly, and into Return to Night, neither of which I'd have thought likely. I also wrote Amba|Shikhandi/Krishna for my ongoing modern AU, which is not a pairing I've written before but that I saw coming a mile off.

Story that could have been better?

All of them. ugh. Each and every one of them would have benefited greatly from being let to lie in peace for a while before being posted.

What's next for 2016?

I've got three stories in the w.i.p folder (1 Wimsey/TC crossover, 1 Harry Potter, 1 Mahabharat) each of which promises to be in the 10k ballpark, so that's me set for the next several months.

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