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The Writer They Call Tay

End of the Year Fic Round-up + Meme

Happy Almost New Year! A huge, ginormous thank you to everyone who reads, comments, takes a glance at, or just hangs out silently around my journal, I love you all, and I’m so delighted that you take time to put up with the strange things that come from my head.

The January-July round up can be found here


Jack of All Trades (MCU [Stark Family era], daemon AU) [PG-13, 12,504 words]

Triple Threat Trilogy (Agent Carter/Skyfall)
Ships in the Night [PG, 9,142 words]
The Second Threat [PG, 3,111 words]
Next Time, Dinner [PG, 5,587 words]


Twinkle Toes (Sherlock, Abby ‘verse, 3,670 words)


Off-Duty Hours (MCU [Stark Family era], 6,536 words]


Scar Tissue (MCU [Avengers era], daemon AU) [PG-13, 7,868 words]


Shield Brothers (MCU [Avengers era], daemon AU, consci_fan_mo story) [G, 1419 words]
The Man Behind the Curtain (MCU [Stark Family era], consci_fan_mo story) [G, 1717 words]
Clicks and Whirs (MCU [Avengers era], Steampunk AU, consci_fan_mo story) [PG, 1972 words]
People Who Like Each Other (Agent Carter/Skyfall) [PG, 7,892 words]

Total Word Count: 61,418 [213,400 for the year]
# of Stories: 11 (33 for the year]
Average Word Count: 5,583.5 [6,466.7 for the year]
Fandoms: Sherlock, Agent Carter, Iron Man, The Avengers, Skyfall

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

Um…like, a lot more. Like…over 70k more than last year. I was not expecting that at all. I just got really wordy this year. A lot of my fics clocked at least 7k, and many of them had multiple parts. Curse you, MCU!

What pairing/genre/fandom did you write that you would never have predicted in January 2015?

While I did not anticipate the sheer joy Agent Carter would bring me, I’d say the pairing of Angie Martinelli and James Bond was the most unexpected thing that cropped up this year. Followed closely by the insane parentfic/crossover/occasionally daemon AU joonscribble and I have concocted together. Looking back, those crossover memes I did in May were nothing but trouble. Glorious trouble.

What's your favorite story of the year? Not the most popular, but the one that makes you happiest?

It’s funny, because the story I’m actually the most proud of is The Virtues of Being Useful, which got no comments at all. It’s probably going to be super AU once Agent Carter Season Two airs, considering it heavily involves Ana, who now actually exists, and it’s almost all head canon of the highest order, but I really enjoyed the research, and I’m happy with the character stuff I wrote for it.

My favourite story, though, is Like Father, Like Son. It just turned out exactly how I wanted it, and I feel like it’s a good length, and tells what it needs to in a pretty good way.

What's your least favorite story of the year, regardless of the reviews it got (or didn't get)?

I’m always happy to get anything written and posted, but I think there were a couple of stories that suffered from too much wordiness. I especially find daemon stories hard to do, because they require an extra set of dialogue that wouldn’t be there in other stories. They tend to run long.

Did you take any writing risks this year? (See above for unexpected pairings, etc.) What did you learn from them?

Let’s face it, at this point, there’s nothing weirder I could come up with than I haven’t already, and the fact that you guys stick around and read it is just a joy to me. I love you all so much!

Do you have any fanfic or profic goals for the New Year?

Nope! Losing my stories was pretty sucky, and I’m hoping to get a few of them rewritten, but at the same time, it’s kind of refreshing to start over again. Like a starting a new notebook. My only immediate goal is to try to get my Peggy and Howard Have War Adventures With the Howling Commandos story done. I lost the original, but I’ve got half of it written again. I did a lot of very enjoyable research for it, and while I keep waffling between ‘this works’ and ‘this makes no sense, I am a terrible writer who writes non-sensical stories, OMG…no, I think that works, actually’, I’m having a lot of fun with it.
Tags: fic roundup, memeage

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