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Looking back, did you write more fics than you thought you would this year, less than you thought, or about what you predicted?
Hahahhahahahahhahaaha-*gasp*-hahahhahaahhaahhaha. I had no plans on writing fanfiction at the beginning of the year. I'd actually never written fanfiction (beyond a few scraps and the rare one-shot from a few years ago) intensively before. I certainly didn't expect to get to almost 40k on my first run out of the gate, so to speak, with the Deflower Draco fest. Although I wrote the [community profile] kink_bingo fiction earlier, in June, they weren't - and still aren't - polished and posted, so they aren't complete in the way that the Deflower Draco fics are to me.

What pairing/genre/fandom did you write that you would never have predicted in January 2011?
One that I can't talk about, because Kinky Kristmas reveals haven't occurred yet! Also, Draco/Hermione, because I haven't been in Potter fandom for years. Pretty much you could put down *write Harry Potter fanfiction* as my 'never would have predicted' answer.

What's your favorite story this year? Not the most popular, but the one that makes you the happiest?
Hmm, probably The Days That Lie Ahead. I never thought that I could pull off something that dark and have it be both full of angst and cathartic. Although, in general, I'd say that my ones from Kink Bingo and the Deflower Draco fest are also up there as well.

Okay, NOW your most popular story.
Amateur Cartography. Most favorites, most comments, most views. For a while it looked like On the Perils of Free Advice was going to be number two, but it looks like Out of Order is going to claim that spot.

Story that could have been better?
Three Turns Through Darkness and the unrevealed story from Kinky Kristmas. I just wish that I'd had more *time* on both of 'em, which was a scheduling error on my part. I'd rather not do that again. I might actually re-write the Kinky Kristmas fic, since there was so much more that I wanted to do with it.

Sexiest story?
On the Perils of Free Advice! Porn, porn, let's talk about porn at a meta-level, let's watch someone's fantasies, let's make sex funny and friendly and hot. Still <3 that fic!

Most fun story?
Hm. From the perspective of 'for me to write', probably anything that has Draco having a melt-down over his feelings for Hermione. So, a tie with On the Perils of Free Advice and Out of Order.

Story with single sweetest moment?
Not sure! It's either the snuggling in Lost and Presumed Destroyed, the confession in Out of Order or some of the snippits in Amateur Cartography.

The story that made you cry?
The Days that Lie Ahead. I've seen comments on tumblr that this made people wail, and don't worry; it made me cry too.

Hardest story to write?
Urgh, time cruch galore on Three Turns Through Darkness and the Kinky Kristmas fic. From a technical standpoint, probably Amateur Cartography, A Shadowed Land and Out of Order, because all three of them needed deep revisions, re-ordering and sorting out of character arcs. (Shout out to my awesome betas!)

Easiest story to write?
On the Perils of Free Advice: Stuck on a plot point? Make Draco do something embarassing. :D

"Holy crap, that's wrong even for you" fic:
The Days that Lie Ahead: Let's push a character to his breaking point, keep his undead girlfriend in his cellar, and have him live in utter denial!

Favorite line:
Probably biased, because it's recent, but I loved this one from Out of Order: He looked at her sternly. “No mittens until morning. I won't let you use me for my mittens, Granger.”

Love the idea of Hermione taking Draco for a ride for his mittens. XD

Raw Numbers:

2010: ~3,000 words, one fic
2011: 68,369 words, 15 fics

*hyperventilates into a paper bag*

Fest/exchange/challenge comparisons:
[ profile] deflower_draco || [ profile] dramione_duet || [community profile] kink_bingo || [ profile] hp_zombiefest || [ profile] hp_darkfest || [ profile] dmhghalloween || [community profile] dhr_advent || [ profile] daily_deviant (Kinky Kristmas)

Marked for [community profile] kink_bingo
The Queen of the Night for [community profile] kink_bingo
Unspoken for [community profile] kink_bingo
The Fortunate Ferret for [community profile] kink_bingo
To Pierce the Veil for [community profile] kink_bingo
The Unlucky Veela for [community profile] kink_bingo


Amateur Cartography for [ profile] deflower_draco
On the Perils of Free Advice for [ profile] deflower_draco

A Shadowed Land for [ profile] dramione_duet

The Days That Lie Ahead for [ profile] hp_zombiefest
Stolen Sweets and Lost and Presumed Destroyed for [ profile] dmhghalloween


Out of Order for [community profile] dhr_advent
Unrevealed for [ profile] daily_deviant (Kinky Kristmas)

Writing Goals, 2011:
In retrospect, they were 'don't default on anything,' which I didn't achieve. I had to default on my Dramione Remix; it just wasn't happening. Other than that, I didn't default on anything else that I signed-up for and which was due in 2011.

Writing Goals, 2012:
1. Write 75,000 words ([community profile] inkingitout)
2. Clear out my 'To-Do' List


August 22, 2011 - beta'd work for [ profile] deflower_draco - Amateur Cartography (20995 words) & On the Perils of Free Advice (16475 words)
September 15, 2011 - 2,500+ word Beauty & the Beast story for [ profile] dramioneremix - extension to September 25th - asked to default
September 27, 2011 - 1,000 to 8,000 word story for [ profile] dramione_duet - Submitted
September 30, 2011 - Six complete, brit-picked stories for [community profile] kink_bingo. - 9/2/2011 5 out of 6 in final draft, all need brit-picking.
September 30, 2011 - 500 words (no max) story for [ profile] hp_zombiefest - Submitted
October 16, 2011 - submissions due for [ profile] hp_darkfest, no minimum word count - Submitted!!!
October 30, 2011 - two 100 to 1,500 word fics for DMHG Halloween - Posted to archives!
November 25, 2011 - 500 to 5,000 word fic for D/Hr Advent
November 30, 2011 - 1,000+ rated R fic for [ profile] daily_deviant for Kinky Kristmas
December 31, 2011 - submissions for [community profile] hc_bingo
January 10, 2012 - Rough draft for Big Bang Mix-up due
January 23, 2012 - 1,000+ word story for Wizard Love
January 31, 2012 - 5,000+ word fic for [ profile] helpsomalia
March 25, 2012 - Final 10,000 word+ draft due for Big Bang Mix-up
January - April, 2011 - [ profile] werewolfbigbang first draft
3. Write femmeslash! :D
4. Clear out my WIPs, which should be combined with figure out what my WIPs actually are
5. Finish the damn Werewolf Big Bang and make it good
6. Don't sign-up for so much stuff in 2012
7. Sign-up for Deflower Draco
8. Ignore irony of #7
9. Try some non-Draco/Hermione ships.
10. Write two non-HP fics! (FMA OT3, anyone?)

edit - 11. Actually, let's make that don't sign-up for anything else in 2012 until Werewolf Big Bang is over. Exceptions granted for anything which ends in late 2012, as well as Deflower Draco. XP
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