Dec. 29th, 2011

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Look at all this fucking fic. Cribbing from my masterlist, which I updated since I actually missed adding a few fics so now it's all proper and shit.

cut to spare your eyes from my fucking amazing titling prowess )


Number of Stories Written: 27

Number of Words Written: 101,365

Overall Thoughts:

Damn, I had a lot of things to say about Kurt/Blaine. And I'm not done yet. I tended to have a lot more fun writing funny things and really didn't want to drown myself in writing angst unless I was writing SPN things for salt-burn-porn. Whoops.

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

I wrote a lot more than I thought I would as far as pure word count. What I would think of as definitely shorter pieces wound up averaging 5K. I still can't believe it took me 15K words to write a NYC!verse Blaine Anderson POV fic. Seriously, that was like a surprise summer mini-bigbang for myself.

I am disappointed in the stories I wasn't able to complete. I keep setting them on the backburner as I'm hopeful I'll get to them one day. There are some great scenes but they just need more and I can't open them up and stare at empty space or I'll just block myself even more.

I'm glad I never finished one of my first Glee fic ideas, tentatively titled nyu hipsters are the worst as it wouldn't have been a very satisfying story since it was not destined to have a happy or terribly fulfilling ending.

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

Welllll at the beginning of January I certainly didn't think I'd write a sequel to Ben Has Two Dads that also was a Glee crossover AND back-referenced the real sequel to BH2D that I never finished since I can't access the sequel notes on my old laptop. So. That was just ridiculous. And that damn story wrote itself. I wrote nearly 10K in ONE DAY. That never happens. (Critical moment: due to it being in Ben's POV, I think Blaine's characterization is really thin and that's totally my fault, I should've worked on that more.)

What's your own favorite story of the year?

La la la la I'm totally cheating! I love my NYC!verse so Fleet Week Follies and Karaoke Curiosities. Horribly ruined by S3 canon (Blaine being a grade below Kurt now) but it's a love letter to my city and I really loved writing the interactions between everyone in that story. Rachel Berry was the first character I fell in love with on Glee and it was great writing her interacting with Kurt and Blaine. I really love writing Blaine+Santana scenes and Kurt's POV was a blast to write, as is any iteration of drunk/stoned Blaine.

Did you take any writing risks this year? What did you learn from them?

Writing the POVs of homophobic characters in Where Are We Now terrified me. Not because I thought I wouldn't be able to do it well, after all, it's rather easy to tap into hateful things you've heard and witnessed and relate that to a focused story of nasty groupthink and bullying, but man, I was terrified that I was going to get some hate for that fic.

Post-Prom Queen, the hurt/comfort fics always focused solely on the Glee characters we knew so well and I was playing around with a couple of random glorified extras and original characters and building a bigger story that fucking hurt to write. And I got amazing feedback for it. So my lesson is that sometimes I need to trust that I can tell a story even if I'm unsure of the eventual reception. I mean, there were some fantastic fics written in reaction to Prom Queen. I'm still stunned that so many people enjoyed my fic.

more questions as well as posting snippets of porn 'cause that's how I roll )

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