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January 3rd, 2007


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02:04 pm - 2006 Fic Year In Review
the fic year in review


stories i wrote this year:

In chronological order (completed, or standalone series fragments):

1. Firefly: The Nameless Seeker
Shepherd Book tells a fairy tale to the children at Haven.

2. Numb3rs: Statistical Ghosts
Charlie struggles with unnecessary guilt after the episode “In Plain Sight.”

3. midrash: There Will Be No Miracle (revised)
Good Friday, through John’s pov.

4. Numb3rs: Superheroes
Why Colby is fascinated by Charlie’s consulting work; humor.

5. Numb3rs: Phantom Intelligence
Charlie isn’t the only one who had trouble handling the Lamberg case. Don PoV, post-“In Plain Sight,” a companion piece to Statistical Ghosts

6. Stargate SG-1: Self-Medication at Oh-Three-Hundred Hours
Janet Frasier witnesses a private moment after “Into the Fire.”

7. The Sentinel: 9/11/06 (drabble)

8. The Invisible Man: 9/11/06 (drabble)

9. Numb3rs: 9/11/06 (drabble)

10. Alias: We’ve Got To Stop Meeting Like This
Weiss gets into trouble, only be to assisted by a dead man. Post-series.

11. Stargate SG-1: These Are Gold
”Make new friends, but keep the old/ Those are silver . . .”

12. Firefly: A Little Diversion
Zoe and Jayne on the job.

13. CSI: Respite (drabble)
A post-“Fannysmackin’” ficlet.


my new WIP's were:

Harry Potter/CSI: What Is Truth? (unfinished, as yet)

As well as a couple of longer fics that I worked on but did not post any portion of:

The Sentinel/Numb3rs case story, currently untitled

The Sentinel case story, "Senseless" (NaNo novel, working title)

my favorite story of the year. not the most popular, but the one that makes me happiest:

Statistical Ghosts
I feel that I really captured Charlie and Alan’s interaction, and this fic was personally important to me as well.

From my past year of writing, what was...

my best story:

Phantom Intelligence

story most under-appreciated by the universe:

These Are Gold
This could just be the fact that I am terribly fond of this one, and was hoping for more feedback.

most fun:

Superheroes

most disappointing:

A Little Diversion
I was kind of hoping for something deep to appear, but this was just a silly little romp. Yes, I’m weird, I gotta have my thematic resonance. . . .

story with single sweetest moment:

These Are Gold

story with most interesting idea:

Self-Medication at Oh-Three-Hundred Hours
I didn’t even realize that Carter being able to use her symbiote-sense to confirm that one of the team probably wasn’t a host was a newer idea.

hardest story to write:

Phantom Intelligence
See my comments in “did you take writing risks?”

easiest story to write:

Respite (drabble)

most unintentionally telling story:

We’ve Got To Stop Meeting Like This
(this one wins because Phantom Intelligence, Statistical Ghosts, and These Are Gold were all intentionally telling. *g*)

most "OHMIGOD HEY *I* WROTE THAT" fanon-turned-canon moment:

Numb3rs has a bad (good?) habit of doing fic-like plots on the actual show. Several bits of episodes required me and a coauthor to abandon a WIP earlier this year. One episode came so close to what we'd written, feliciakw used the recovery/hospital scene from our defunct fic, almost as-is, to create a missing scene for that episode.

looking back, did you write more fic than you thought you would did this year, less, or about what you'd predicted?

I participated in more ficathons that I had expected to. I wrote less on my NaNo novel than I expected or wanted to, though. I think I met my own expectations all right, though I would have liked to finish more stories.

what pairing/genre/fandom did you write that you would never have predicted in january 2005?

Firefly (Shepherd Book) prequel fic (er, sorta). 9/11-related fic. Alias fic! Also, though this fic is still in rewrite, I made Jim Ellison cry, and I never expected to do that.

what's your favorite story of the year?

That's too hard a question, given the number of fandoms I skim through, so:

Domestic Disturbance, Numb3rs, V. Laike

Never Summer, Supernatural, ignipes

Shabbos, Mary Russell, lizbee

did you take any writing risks this year?

I did, yes, though nothing huge. I was much more consciously using personal thoughts and my own personal journey to inform my stories--even to the point of writing what for me was a fairly dark fic (
Phantom Intelligence).

what fanfic or profic goals did you make last year, and how did you do in meeting them?

These are my goals from last year:
I would love to reach this time next year having finished a first draft of my original mystery screenplay, the first overhaul of my Sentinel novel that I started for NaNo, and…I don’t know . . . other fun fics. Like the Firefly fic I’m supposed to be working on right now for the Finish-a-thon.

I certainly wrote “other fun fics,” and I worked on finishing that Sentinel novel (though it’s not done yet). The movie isn’t done, though, not by a long shot. I have, otoh, been writing a CSI spec script, which is going swimmingly at the moment.

do you have any fanfic or profic goals for the new year?

Profic: finish CSI spec, and rewrite according to notes from my writer’s group (which has 5 hardcore fans of the show, fortunately). Plot and/or write a couple of different specs (Medium, Numb3rs, Supernatural. . . ?). Return to working on movie, finish first draft.

Set aside at least two evenings per week to work on profic, or if I’m stuck on those projects, on fanfic. The point being to make time for the craft instead of just using the cracks around my work and social life and TV watching.

Fanfic: write less of it, putting more energy into specs/profic. (Yeah, right. My muse likes fic, so we’ll see.) Finish rough draft of Senseless, revise by myself and with a beta, maybe eventually contact a ‘zine for publication. Work on N3/TS crossover, which is still eating my brain. Stay away from ficathons, except for the Finish-a-thon.

Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished

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Comments:


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From:kalquessa
Date:January 3rd, 2007 10:54 pm (UTC)
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Either my internet connection is freaking, or several of these are coming up 404 Not Found. Woe. I wanted to read the Frasier fic, since it's one of the few I know of that I can actually read without having seen more seasons of SG-1. *pouts* I'll definitely have to come back and read "These Are Gold" once I'm far enough along to not spoil anything.
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From:izhilzha
Date:January 3rd, 2007 10:59 pm (UTC)
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WHAT THE HECK LIVEJOURNAL?!

*runs away to fix links*
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From:kalquessa
Date:January 3rd, 2007 11:06 pm (UTC)
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*laughs* I'm guessing it's not my connection, then. *waits impatiently for Frasier fic*
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From:izhilzha
Date:January 3rd, 2007 11:06 pm (UTC)
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Fixed. Dumb linkage!
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From:kalquessa
Date:January 3rd, 2007 11:22 pm (UTC)
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Aw, I like the Frasier fic! *pets it* I'd like to read more from her point of view. I'm starting to get an itch for Stargate fanfic, which I'm mostly resisting because a) I'm only about halfway through season 3, and I figure I need to get a few more seasons under my belt before wading into fic and b) I hate wading through fic trying to find the good stuff. Hate, hate, hate. And since I typically (though not always) prefer general and friendship fic to anything shippy, my tastes are tough to match.
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From:izhilzha
Date:January 3rd, 2007 11:57 pm (UTC)
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Aw, I like the Frasier fic! *pets it* I'd like to read more from her point of view.

I'm glad you liked it!

There isn't much, unfortunately. Medical Considerations is a series from Janet's pov.... I'd love to say I have a ton of recs for you, but I'll have to work at putting some together first. :-) There's actually a decent amount of friendship or team fics in this fandom.

You could ask your flist for gen, friendship, team recs, 3rd season or below. Bet you'd get a ton.
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From:feliciakw
Date:January 4th, 2007 04:39 am (UTC)
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most "OHMIGOD HEY *I* WROTE THAT" fanon-turned-canon moment:

Numb3rs has a bad (good?) habit of doing fic-like plots on the actual show.

Yeah, no kidding. "Hey! We wrote that!" Maybe that's why I never get more than random scenes completed. If I wait long enough, my case-ish/peril-ish ideas will end up in the show, acted by the actors, and much better than I could write them. (It's the "acted by the actors" part I like best, though. *g*)

Several bits of episodes required me and a coauthor to abandon a WIP earlier this year. One episode came so close to what we'd written,

We still need to figure a way to salvage the scene that leads to the hospital/recovery scene I used. *g*

what's your favorite story of the year?
Domestic Disturbance, Numb3rs, V. Laike

Aw! On behalf of V., I thank you. ;-) Now . . . if only Monte Carlo Night would come together . . .



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From:izhilzha
Date:January 4th, 2007 04:54 am (UTC)
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We still need to figure a way to salvage the scene that leads to the hospital/recovery scene I used. *g*

Oh, I know! What if I just tweaked that scene a tiny bit, and then posted it to my journal and real_numb3rs and Numb3r Crunching, just to get it out there.

....

No?
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From:feliciakw
Date:January 4th, 2007 01:10 pm (UTC)
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Oh, that's completely up to you. :-) Take the scene out of context (any sort of context) and . . . well, I think some of the readers will demand the whole story. At least what led up to the dire events in question. I would be funny to see what sort of a reaction it got, though.

New eppie tomorrow!

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From:izhilzha
Date:January 4th, 2007 07:06 pm (UTC)
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Take the scene out of context (any sort of context) and . . . well, I think some of the readers will demand the whole story.

Yes, this could be a problem. :-)

New eppie tomorrow!

HIP HIP HOORAY!
HIP HIP HOORAY!

oh darn, there won't be any Larry...

hip hip hooray anyways....
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From:feliciakw
Date:January 5th, 2007 12:00 am (UTC)
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oh darn, there won't be any Larry...

I'm hoping they make up for no Larry with lots of brotherly bonding and such. Charlie's gonna need a friend, what with Larry orbiting the planet, and Don is heading toward a Don-plosion, what with yet another case that will push his buttons when it comes to crimes against women. The bruddahs need each other.

That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it.

hip hip hooray anyways....

Indeed. Woo and hoo!

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