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It's been over a year since I posted anything here, but I don't feel like breaking this tradition just yet.

-After You Kill A Tyrant (Homestuck, PM, ~3500)
-The Girl Who Killed the Girl On Fire (Hunger Games, Foxface, <500)
-Puella Magi Sayaka Magica (Madoka Magica, Kyouko and Sayaka, <500)
-Five Times Sburb Almost Broke Sakura Kyouko (And One Time She Helped Break It) or, Magicastuck (Madoka Magica/Homestuck, Kyouko/Sayaka and the other Puella Magi, ~21,000)
-Chariot Inverted (for Ladystuck Dark, Homestuck, PM and Aradia, ~2000 words)
-The Adventure of the Child-Eating Tree (Fanpro, 0017 and 0005, ~2500)
-Silent Spring (for Ladies Bingo, Fresh Precure, Buki and Setsuna, ~5000)
-Swords Cross (for Rare Pair Fest, Madoka Magica/Dokidoki Precure, Sayaka/Makoto and other characters, ~8000 words)
-Song for Us (for Parallels Fanworks Exchange, Fresh Precure, Setsuna/Love and other characters, ~15,000 words)
-White Tea Romance (for Ladies Bingo, original, ~2500 words)

Looking back, did you write more fic than you thought you would this year, less, or about what you'd predicted?
Well, I did the bigger of the two projects I mentioned last year, though I didn't finish it in January. And I didn't update Every Little Girl. But I did write some other pretty fantastic things, and my total word count was WAY better than last year's, so I'd say I came out ahead!

What pairing/genre/fandom did you write that you would never have predicted in January 2013?
It certainly never would have occurred to me back then to write novella-length idol AUs, I'll tell you that.

What's your favorite story of the year? Not the most popular, but the one that makes you happiest?
I can't choose between Magicastuck and Song for Us! They were both really ambitious, and while Song for Us is definitely the stronger story on a technical level, I'm still really fond of how big and ridiculous and full of ideas and Homestucky Magicastuck came out.

Did you take any writing risks this year? What did you learn from them?
I don't usually do mundane AUs because they tend to be boring. I think I learned a lot about how to do them right in the process of writing and editing Song for Us.

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

From my past year of writing, what was...

Best Story: Song for Us. I'm so proud of myself for writing a longer story without any major pacing problems. That's NEVER happened before.

Story Most Underappreciated by the Universe: As usual, I'm really happy with the feedback I got this year. Though I'll always take more!

Most Fun to Write: Song for Us, because I knew I was writing the fic that my recipient wanted more than anything, and that only I could ever write. That made it a real work of passion. Plus, I did more real-world research for it than I normally do for fanfic, and that was pretty interesting!

Most Sexy: Song for Us. Another thing about it that I'm proud of is how I managed to work in some small, very understatedly sensual moments with the girls dancing that I think really did a good job of building up the ship. And that was probably one of the better kiss scenes I've ever written.

Story that shifted my own perceptions of the characters: Hm, don't think there was one of those this year!

Hardest to Write: Magicastuck. Sburb stories are a lot of work, even when you cheat on them.

Biggest disappointment: That I suddenly lost all writing motivation in August. :|

Biggest surprise: How much fun writing a mundane AU could be? That I am actually capable of pacing?

A story I want remembered: Song for Us. It's one of the first LoveSetsu fics ever archived, so it damn well should be.


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