2010 Post-mortem: The Fandom Edition

  • Jan. 1st, 2011 at 11:48 AM
kelleigh: (sn - [j2] so fine it blows my mind)
Honestly, I wasn't sure I'd written all that much this year, since I lot of my time was taken up with two or three major stories, but the list isn't too shabby. )

My word count grand total, throwing in a little extra for comment fics, ends up around 160,000 words, which I think beats my total from last year, but I can't be sure! Still, impressive in my point of view because I had so many major things going on and, in total, I was away from fandom/writing for three months during the year.

I don't know what all the questions on the year-in-review writing meme were, but I am most proud of Bells Pond because it was the longest and most creative story I'd ever written, my most epic Wincest, plus I think it turned out exactly the way I envisioned it, and Get No Harder. Get No Harder was very different for me, and my writing process was something I'd never experimented with before.

I can't name a most popular story since y'all were so wonderful with comments and feedback on every single thing!

The story that makes me the happiest is also one of the shortest...Come Stay. It's very personal, and every time I read it I'm taken straight back to the Lowcountry where my heart still resides ♥

I also created a personal journal at [livejournal.com profile] aluminumwings so I could blather on about my real life and not subject you to all the drama :) I tweeted a lot more than I thought I would, but had a great time getting to know people over there as well! And I became a mod over at [livejournal.com profile] spnroundtable, which has been a blast so far.

Goals for 2011?

Start archiving my stories at AO3. I've had the account but things have been so crazy lately that I haven't started yet. Everything will still be posted, first and foremost, here at [livejournal.com profile] kelleigh, but I like AO3's aim and ability to download stories in various formats.

WRITE MORE. I dropped the ball on a lot of smaller stories this year, and the majority of my word count total came from only three stories. Hopefully I'll be able to write more when the urge strikes me, since last year from July on, my life was in disarray/transition and I let a lot of little ideas go.

Write in the CSI 'Verse and finally write the J2 version of Top Gun (a potential Big Bang idea). I also want to write a J2 short story set in Neverland (which I have as my [livejournal.com profile] j2_everafter prompt, but that deadline is coming WAY too quickly and I don't think that's gonna happen...early January is a horrible time for rough drafts). There's an interesting AU from S2 Sam/Dean that's been in my head for a while, and I'd love to give that a shot.

Write a few sequels and timestamps, too! I've usually shied away from these, since every time I attempt a sequel, they end up LONGER than the original stories, and that's frustrating. But I have a few ideas for shorter pieces in some of my favorite universes, so that's a big goal for me. As always, I strive to be more like [livejournal.com profile] dugindeep that way :)

Non-writing related, I want to READ more, COMMENT more, and love the show more. I've always felt like I stood apart watching the show, because I don't write reactions, I don't talk about the show with anyone, and I don't read reactions either. Keeps me a little more optimistic about the show in general since I don't let anything dictate how I watch it, but there's no harm in loving it MORE. Plus, I haven't written Wincest since season six started -- I've sort of lost the ship -- and I want to get back to that love.

Anything you'd like to tell me about my writing in the New Year? *wink* HAPPY TWO-THOUSAND ELEVEN, EVERYONE! ♥

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