I've been writing fanfic for 12 years, and this was my most prolific year by far!
I wrote 14 different stories - several different fandoms and three pieces of original fiction.
(Dates given are AO3 posting dates, which aren't necessarily the first posting, especially for challenges like Porn Battle)
1. (February 6, 2014, Porn Battle) Goldengrove Unleaving
(The Hobbit, Galadriel/Gandalf, E, 875 words. Hurt/comforty vibe to this one. Battle of Five Armies vindicated the hell out of this story.
2. (February 7, 2014, Porn Battle) Start Me Up
(Sherlock, Sherlock Holmes/Molly Hooper/John Watson, E, 1594 words. This is the NECROPHILIA ROLEPLAY fic. I regret nothing. Neither do any of the participants. This was also my first non-AU Sherlock story. Don't look at me that way, this is NOT AU. They SO totally did that.)
3. (February 13, 2014, Porn Battle) Polar Vortex
(The Dresden Files, Harry Dresden/Thomas Raith, E, 2791 words. Chicago is frozen, and it's Harry Dresden's fault. Yup, that's some incesty sex-vampire/winter-knight mutual dubcon. Also a little hurt/comforty.)
4. (February 17, 2014, Porn Battle) Darkness Alone is Worshipful
(The Silmarillion, Sauron/Ar-Pharazôn, E, 968. This creepy pairing is so canon this story just pretty much wrote itself, right down to the title, which is a quote.)
5. (February 17, 2014, Porn Battle) Genetic Markers
(Sherlock, Sherlock Holmes/Mary Morstan/John Watson, E, 5146 words. The Porn Battle entry wasn't over 5,000 words - I just couldn't stop adding to it, and the last chapter wound up being a birthday mathom on July 6. Poly co-parenting fic involving conceiving a baby with insufferable-genius genes.)
6. (March 29, 2014) Bear Necessity
(Sherlock, Bone-Fiddle-verse AU, E, 5302. My first attempt at BF-verse porn from Sherlock's POV. He's a verbose SOB. And he likes that bearskin rug a lot more than John does. Might be cheating by including here because it had been sitting on my hard drive for at least six months.)
7. (Spring 2014) Tempestuous
, original fiction, forthcoming to be included in the New Smut Project
's anthology (Published under the name Evadare Volney). (Virginia Dare/Madimia Dee, E, about 5,000 words).
8. (Begun posting Beltane 2014, finished near Mabon, 2014) The Straw Man Fallacy
(Sherlock/The Wicker Man crossover, Sherlock/John, E, 40,422 words. When this idea hit me, it seemed so brilliantly obvious that I couldn't believe anyone else hadn't already done it, so I wrote it super fast so no one else would beat me to it. Turns out it's also the only Wicker Man fic on AO3 at all. Really?
This is the longest fic I've ever written all by myself.)
9. (July/August 2014) The Adventure of the Cluck and Balls
, a collaboration with winter_hermit
. (Sherlock mostly, but we think it'll also give fans of Hannibal, Welcome to Night Vale, Supernatural, and Doctor Who a good chuckle. T, 5748 words. This one had to be written fast too, before the ball pit jokes got too old. Because it's totally about DashCon.)
10. (October 2014), Lustful Cockweed
(original, sort of autobiographical, 562 words). Adventures in phallic, eldritch gardening.
11. (October 31, 2014) The Terror of Rushy Hollow
(Lord of the Rings, T, gen, OCs, 4106 words. This is a story idea I've had kicking around in my head for 10 years,
and I finally got it written down on posted on Halloween night. Not a crossover, but it is a bit of a pastiche and fusion)
12. (December 2014) Dentata
, original Lovecraftian/Cthulhu Mythos fiction, gen, 3872 words, submitted to the open call for She Walks in Shadows
, a forth-coming all-woman Lovecraft anthology. Should hear back in a couple months, wish me luck!
13. (December 2014) He's Coming To Us Dead
(Sherlock, Bone-Fiddle-verse AU, Sherlock/John, E, 13397 words. This was my payment to winter_hermit
for that fantastic cover art for the Straw Man Fallacy fanmix - she requested a Bone-Fiddle-verse ghost story. This one is part Appalachian folklore, part The Hounds of Baskerville and the Gloria Scott, and a hot mess of angst and make-up sex. As always, I regret nothing.)
14. (November-December 2014) The Widening Gyre
(Good Omens, Aziraphale/Crowley, Historical/Literary RPF, PG-13, 5,996 words) I've been wanting to write a historical story with W.B. Yeats as a prominent character for years
, so I couldn't believe my good luck when tomato_greens
asked for one in the go_exchange
. I had a GREAT time writing this one.
That's over 90,000 words (always going to be fuzzy since one of them is a collaboration and I wrote a few drabbles I'm not counting here)! Not a big deal for some writers, but it is for me because I tend to be pokey.
So, 12 years on, I love fic as much as ever and probably a little bit more.
Current works-in-progress for January:
1) an original story to form the framework of my mom's narrative dance (we collaborate for Mysticon
every year). Loose adaptation of The Descent of Inanna
with a steampunk vibe and H.G. Wells influence.
2) a Bone-Fiddle-verse 221B
3) a short Hobbit fix-it fic (Bilbo/Thorin) involving the mithril shirt and a surprisingly sympathetic Thranduil