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There's... a lot to review.

So, prior to 2016, I'd never done a yearly challenge, nor really thought about writing a specific number of words a day nor fics a month. I just wrote.

This past year, I knew I needed writing as a pressure valve, so I set myself a goal by going to [community profile] getyourwordsout and pledging what I thought was an ambitious 250,000 words. That was 600+ words a day, which, come on, I surely couldn't write, right?

Except that I ended the year with a word count of 380,333 and a posted fic count of 89. Yes, you read that right, 89. 

I'm really just flabbergasted. But a little peeved at myself, too.

So, I do [community profile] hc_bingo every year, and I usually get at least one bingo written. This year I got four completed and started three more. And I did all but one of the extras. So why am I peeved at me? Because I should have been able to complete at least one of those incomplete bingos. I really should have. I just let myself be distracted by new shinies all over the place and, well, that happened. Sigh! 2017 is the year of completion, darn it! I say it every year, but I totally mean it this time!

Anyway, I'm not going to post a link to every fic because, dude, did I mention there were 89 of them? Instead, I give you a link to a search on AO3 of all the fics I completed and posted there last year: GO FORTH AND BROWSE!

My goal for 2017 is to actually finish things. The zombie bingo I was writing doesn't need to be finished, and neither does the crossover one, since neither was a series in the classical sense—just unrelated fics sharing a related theme—but the Supermagnificent AU blackout bingo MUST BE FINISHED. I really like it, I've worked with [personal profile] farad on it extensively (she's written two fics for it and is letting me podfic them)... It must be done.
Also to finish, Cowboys and Zombies. It needs some extensive work, but I want it done as well.

I've pledged 300,000 words for [community profile] getyourwordsout this year. We'll see how that goes. I'll write a separate post about my plans for 2017, but I'm hoping I'll still be churning out lots of fic. Good fic, if possible :).

Now I'm off to bed, because I needed to sleep today, but I haven't had a minute's screen time in a week, it seems like. Three kids home on Christmas break is something we've never done before. It's a lot!

Cheers all!


Date: 2017-01-03 11:05 pm (UTC)
randi2204: Seven together riding off into the sunrise (GotC) (mag7 - silhouette seven purple and gold)
From: [personal profile] randi2204
OMG. That is an extremely impressive total! Excellent work churning out all those words and all those stories. I wouldn't say you've got anything to be peeved at, given all the work you managed; it sounds like a great accomplishment to me. :-)

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