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Happy New Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!!!! Hope 2008 is a good one for all of you! :)

And here's that 2007 fic writing meme:

Looking back, did you write more fic than you thought you would this year, less, or about what you'd predicted?
Probably about the same as last year, a little over 50 fics.

What pairing/genre/fandom did you write that you would never have predicted in January 2007?
I wrote two Grey's Anatomy fics (one Mark/Derek and one very silly Lost crossover fic with Jack and Derek being brothers -- but of course!); a Drive fic, one for 3:10 to Yuma and one Nicky/Jason Bourne ficlet. As for Lost fics, Jack being so strange and distant in S3 led me to a number of new pairings, including a Sawyer/Desmond (Warm Beer), and me finally tackling Sawyer/Sayid, a pairing that had always eluded me before. I wrote a Boone/Charlie fic (Maybe This Christmas), but I had the idea/gotten the prompt about a year ago and I'd previously written a Boone/Shannon/Charlie fic so it's not that much of a leap, I suppose. Oh, and I wrote a Sam/Boone SPN/Lost fic (Therapy) for emiliglia, which was fun.

What's your favorite story of the year? Not the most popular, but the one that makes you happiest?
I am very happy with the Sawyer/Kate ficlet White Wings, especially as it inspired such lovely artwork by deej240z! I'm also proud of how the Sayid ficlet Never and the post finale happy ending Jack/Sawyer As Sure as the Sun turned out. And I'm rather in love with hooker!Sawyer and broken!Jack in The Mix-Up. That's another fic that had its genesis over a year ago and I'm very happy I did finally write it.

Did you take any writing risks this year? What did you learn from them?
Yes, I wrote a lot of characters I'd never written before and that was very rewarding. And whenever I write something that isn't Jack/Sawyer, I'm glad I ventured out of my little OTP rut!

Do you have any fanfic or profic goals for the New Year?
Wrap up The Bachelor! And the Jack/Kevin fic, Protection.

Story Most Underappreciated by the Universe:
I started a Lost/Oz crossover fic (that will never be finished), Payback, and I think that scared off most Lost fans, even though the one (and only) chapter was predominantly Jack/Sawyer, with only a small appearance by Chris Keller.

Most fun:
Probably Make Love, Not War, inspired by a "Parent Trap" prompt(!), with a very bratty Sawyer and Jack locked up together and finally realizing why they've been annoying each other so much. And I had a lot of fun plotting out The Bachelor fic and incorporating all the minor female characters in ways that mirrored real life contestants. Of course, that fic's gotten a whole lot more angsty and serious as it's progressed! I'm actually thrilled that people have stuck with it through its rather schizophrenic sea change!

Most disappointing:
Some of the luau fics were rather tossed-off, like Steve McQueen Never Wore a Motorcycle Helmet. I had much more planned out, including Jack and Sawyer visiting a great (real) motorcycle bar in San Francisco, which is why I set it there but I didn't end up doing that. I am also sorry I never finished the WWII fic I started for foxxcub's birthday over a year ago!

Most sexy:
I think the two role-playing Jack/Sawyer pirate fics, Silk and Out of the Rain.

Story With a Single Sexy Moment:
It's not that sexy, maybe, but I'm very fond of the moment in The Bachelor series where a drunken Sawyer kisses Jack behind the ear and he doesn't quite know what to make of it. I always enjoy building romantic tension and I think that's one of my favorite "is there something going on or not?" moments.

Hardest to Write:
My Lost Horror Stories fic, Speak of the Dead. I got hopelessly stuck for quite a while and nearly chucked it, but I'm pleased with how it turned out, especially as it's my first Claire-centric fic and the whole thing was a real change of pace for me.

Most Unintentionally Telling:
Possibly Guardian, where Kate and Jack end up raising Aaron. I share Kate's antipathy towards motherhood but I still feel quite maternal at times towards various kids and I think if I were entrusted with one, I'd be just as protective as I wrote her here.
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