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The Writer They Call Tay

End of Year Fic Round-Up + Meme

Happy New Year, everyone! This is the July-December fic round-up, the January-June round-up is here.

Most of the Time (Sherlock/Skyfall, Trio verse, PG-13) [3,722 words]
Clouds and Ashes (Sherlock/HDM, daemons verse, PG) [1,972 words]
No Rest (Sherlock/Skyfall, Trio verse, PG) [5,006 words]
The Greatest of Men (Sherlock Holmes (Ritchie), PG-13) [2,368 words]
Perfect (Sherlock, Abby verse, PG) [2,187 words]
The Caregiver (Pt 1|Pt 2) (Sherlock, PG-13) [6,567 words]

Acceptably Close to Love (Sherlock/Skyfall, Trio verse, PG) [3,178 words]
Decent Proposals (Sherlock, Abby verse, G) [1,650 words]
Pox (Sherlock/Skyfall, Trio verse, G) [2,557 words]
Simple Things (Sherlock/Skyfall, Trio verse, PG-13) [6,013 words]
Consult (Sherlock/Skyfall, Trio verse AU, PG) [2,683 words]
Coffee (Sherlock/Skyfall, Trio verse AU, PG) [1,701 words]
Comfort (Sherlock/Skyfall, Trio verse AU, PG-13) [2,251 words]

Big Brother Instincts (Sherlock/Skyfall, Trio 'verse, PG-13) [3, 474 words]
Better Than Hockey (Sherlock AU, PG) [1, 464 words]
Settling for the Best (Sherlock, Molly/Alec, PG) [2,665 words]
Molly/Alec OTP Meme (Sherlock, Molly/Alec) [2,200 words]
Sarah/John OTP Meme (Sherlock, Abby verse) [2,800 words]
Getting Things Sorted (Sherlock, Molly/Alec, for joonscribble) [236 words]

Strange Flatmates (Sherlock, Abby verse, PG) [2,635 words]
Siger/Dora OTP Meme (Sherlock/Skyfall, Trio verse) [2,900 words]
Homecoming (Sherlock, Abby verse, R) [1,628 words]
One of Gramma's Spells (Dresden Files, mini!Dresdens, 'metal' prompt, G] (1,300 words)
Brothers and Sisters (Sherlock, Abby verse, PG) [2,305 words]
Home Invasion (Sherlock, Molly/Alec, PG) [2,646 words]

The Roles We Play (Sherlock/Skyfall, Trio verse, PG-13) [5,868 words]
Sleepover (Sherlock, Alec/Molly, PG-13) [4,249 words]
The Island of Misfit Toys (Dresden Files, PG) [3,196 words]
Happy Birthday (Sherlock/Skyfall, Trio verse, PG) [4,993 words]

Gather Near to Us, Once More (Sherlock, Abby verse, PG) [6,392 words]
As Much as Aeroplanes (Cabin Pressure, PG) [4,449 words]
Normal Christmases (Sherlock/Skyfall, Trio verse, PG) [2,866 words]
Deck the Halls (Dresden Files, mini!Dresden verse, G) [2,617 words]
Balancing Act (Sherlock, Abby verse, PG) [1,086 words]
What is Jet Lag? (Sherlock, G) [2,270 words]
A Faulty Radar for Fun(Sherlock, Abby verse, PG-13) [2,820 words]
Exception to a Rule (Sherlock, Molly/Alec, G) [1,614 words]

The following were written for consci_fan_mo and may be moved over at some point:
The Longest Night (Original Fantasy, G) [597 words]
The Place Where The Trees Kiss The Water (Doctor Who/Sherlock, G) [632 words]
O, Christmas Tree (Firefly, G) [915 words]
Big in Heart (Captain America AU, G) [215 words]

Total word count: 118,607 (213,449 for year)
# of stories: 41 (61 for year)
Average word count: 2,892.8 (3499.2 for year)
Fandoms: Sherlock, Elementary, Skyfall, Cabin Pressure, Dresden Files, due South, The Avengers, Firefly, Doctor Who

Looking back, did you write more fic than you thought you would this year, less, or about what you'd predicted?
Actually, a bit more, I think. Certainly in the latter half of the year I wrote much more than I thought I would. It's all those AUs, for better or worse.

What pairing/genre/fandom did you write that you would never have predicted in January 2012?
Skyfall/Sherlock. God, I totally did not expect that to become a thing that I wrote. Especially to the extent that I have expanded the universe. I mean, I did not see that coming at all. Nope.

What's your favorite story of the year? Not the most popular, but the one that makes you happiest?
I am immensely proud of "Lost for Words". I am very pleased with getting it done, and the warm response it's received. But in terms of making me the happiest? "Acceptably Close to Love". I am really, very happy with that one. I managed to do exactly what I set out to do with it.

What's your least favorite story of the year, regardless of the reviews it got (or didn't get)?
"Operation Stradivarius". I fought with that one, and I think it was better as a throwaway line than a full story. I couldn't get the feel of it the way I wanted it to go, and I have learned it's best not to fight, and just let it go.

Did you take any writing risks this year? (See above for unexpected pairings, etc.) What did you learn from them?
I think doing anything different in the Sherlock fandom is a bit of a risk, as it's a very volatile environment. My John/Sarah verse was probably risky, but very well-received. I think I learned that it's maybe not as terrifying to post something new than I think it will be. I haven't gotten a single negative review for anything I've tried--and I've done some weird stuff this year.

Do you have any fanfic or profic goals for the New Year?
Not really. I'd like to go back to the canon characters, but I hope to be able to fold some Series Three events into the AU verses, too. I'm hoping I can still do something with them.

Tags: fic roundup, memeage, misc./non-fic, rantage and randomosity

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