Kayla Shay (kaylashay) wrote,
Kayla Shay

2013 - Writing Year in Review

2013 seemed to be a good writing year for me. Especially when compared to last year's numbers. Below is the damage and some rambling from me.

I hope everyone has a happy New Year! See you in 2014!

Fic Roundups By Year: 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013

2013 Story Roundup Post

Total Fic Count for 2013: 58 stories

Total Written Word Count: 87,669
Total Posted Word Count: 79,466 words
Longest Story: 16,000 words (longest fic ever!!)
Shortest Story: 100 words

30 White Collar
06 Stargate: Atlantis
05 BtVS
02 Highlander
01 Supernatural
01 Sentinel
01 Original Fiction

21 Crossover
36 Pure Fandom
01 Original Fiction

16 Gen
28 Slash / Pre-Slash
01 Het
17 Threesome / Moresome

30 FR13
03 FR15
14 FR18
11 FR21

High Points of the Year:
Completing the White Collar Big Bang has to be the highest point. I posted my longest fic ever at 16,000 words with Everything to Lose.

Low Points:
The month of October. It was low for writing, but high for everything else because I got see NYC and sinfulslasher for the first time at the same time. If it's any consolation, she left me with plenty of bunnies to feed.

My favorite fic(s) this year:
Everything to Lose (aka longest fic eveh!) is definitely on the favorite list. I've always wanted to write a longer fic and I finally did. I also enjoy The Philadelphia Story because I love doing back stories for both Tony and Neal.

My least favorite fic(s) this year:
I don't really have a least favorite. I usually like all my fics to some degree or another. Now the one that I wish I had written more on is Three Modifications, but I had limited myself to 300 words for some silly reason.

Most successful fic:
Going by kudos over at AO3, The Offer wins. It's hard to tell on LJ without going back through comment counts or something.

Most fun fic:
Both are Highlander crossovers... All in Good Time and In a Panic. Unexpected deaths where they don't stay dead are always fun to do.

Most poignant fic:
I'm going with The Right to Vote on this one. It's so easy to forget that Neal is actually a convicted felon serving a sentence and that because of that he doesn't have the same basic rights that the rest of Americans have.

Hardest fic to write:
I don't really have one for this. I guess Everything to Lose (aka longest fic eveh!) probably works since it took so long to finish and it was in part why I didn't write anything in October.

Bunnies that are jumping out of the pen:
Well, I have my handy dandy Unanswered Prompts / Community Fics to Be Written post to keep track of what I'm working on. I also have some lingering bunnies from my time in NYC with sinfulslasher (Neal in the North Woods, that Egyptian AU and castration fic oh my!).

Goals for 2014:

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