Everyone is doing the 2006 in fiction Review thingy, and you all seem to have written mindboggling amounts of fic. I have no idea how you to it.
I have written exactly one ficlet, Learning To Play
, Magnificent 7, Vin/Ezra. M7 is/was a completely new fandom to me, and the ficlet popped into my head quasi out of nowhere, asking to be written. I'm quite content with it, but it is more of a study, one scene to see what happens, if I can write them at all. I'd love to write a real fic for M7 (horses!), but my original plan to read lot of fanfic and rewatch the episodes to get a better feel for the characters didn't work out yet.
In NCIS, I polished up a silly little thing I once wrote for blueraccoon
and hadn't posted in my lj yet, so I guess that almost counts as written in 2006. It's "How Stupid Mr Bates"
and, as it was supposed to make the recipient feel better, it's really quite silly and happy, very much unlike the rest of my Gibbs/Tony, who still, no matter what I do, turn out to be all angsty and dramatic in my head, hurting each other in their inability to commit to their own feelings.
That's why the other little NCIS thing I wrote, "Fall-Out"
, a 100 word drabble, isn't happy at all, but I think it turned out to be at least a bit sexy. I actually like it a lot. I think 100-words drabbles are one of the hardest things to do, and I hardly ever give them a try, and I think this one turned out quite nicely.
So, that makes under 1500 words this year. Now you know what I mean when I say that I'm not a writer. Though, to be fair, maybe this just wasn't a writing year. January started with exams, then the move to Canada, where I didn't have much time for myself. More exams, and finally, freedom. Now, why didn't I write in the last months, when I had nothing to do at all?
I don't know. Maybe I'm one of those witers who have to be uhappy or stressed to find inspiration. I tend to get a lot more done when I have a lot to do, but get very unproductive when I have no obligations at all. Which means that this year, when I have a real job for the first time in my life, could become a really good writing year. Unless I have so little time that all the stories have to stay in my head. We'll see.
That said, I have a bunny for a Gibbs/DiNozzo fic right here, in said brain, and I even wrote the outline down on paper already. There's hope yet. ;-)
And while we are talking about writing:
The advantages/disadvantages of using present tense in fanfiction. Discuss!