rchan: (BH -- I can't. I just... can't. (z))
 Well... it's that time of year, again.  And what a truly pathetic year it's been for writing.  O_o;;;  It was saved from total failure by a few last minute exchange stories I wrote (seriously, those 4 exchange fic were about 2/3 of the writing I did for the year), but that's really all I can say about it.  :P  Then again, I did a LOT of writing for the doctoral program I'm in this year, and my anxiety has been through the roof as a result.

...seriously, I should do a school word count meme.  :P  MAYBE I WILL.  Anyway.  Here it is, in all it's pathetic glory.  *sigh*

Date Published Fandom Title Words
1/10/2016 Les Miserables Muet (8) 2855
3/26/2016 Les Miserables Follow You, Follow Me (19) 4754
9/17/2016 MMPR Watching Your Back 3366
9/29/2016 Les Miserables No Man Is An Island (4) 3741
11/11/2016 PRiS To Match My Worst… And My Best 1629
12/17/2016 Les Miserables Of Tuxedos and Tuition Breaks 17290
12/18/2016 PRiS Milkshakes and Grilled Cheese 1455
12/24/2016 D.E.B.S. Postcards From Barcelona 1758
    Total Words 36848

OK.  I really am that anal.  Here's the stuff I wrote for school:

Date Published Class Title Words
6/12/2016 Qual Article Review 1 5447
6/13/2016 Qual Article Review 2 5445
6/11/2016 Qual Final Paper 7435
2/24/2016 Qual Memo 13 490
5/10/2016 Qual Memo 14 552
5/10/2016 Qual Memo 1 763
5/10/2016 Qual Memo 11 604
3/6/2016 Qual Memo 12 732
5/10/2016 Qual Memo 15 398
5/10/2016 Qual Research Proposal 2120
5/10/2016 Stat II Final Paper 2930
8/1/2016 Stat III Final Paper 2941
5/10/2016 Stat II Research Design 1030
6/17/2016 Lit Review Critical Article Review 2419
8/8/2016   Qualifying Exams 5644
    Total Words 38950

Which is STILL not a whole lot, but it takes a LOT more effort, reading, and research to do this kind of writing than it does.  And this isn't counting the almost 12,000 words of transcription I did.

So, totaling up EVERYTHING... somewhere between 80 and 90K?  Which is still pretty pathetic, but I really did have a lot on my plate this year.  So.  That's not nothing.

Oh well?  Here's to a better writing year next year?  :P
rchan: (BH -- I can't. I just... can't. (z))
So, I've done one of these most years and today's the day. I'm not counting WiPs this year because I honestly just don't have the energy, but here's everything that I published within 2015... and wow. Turns out this was my most pathetic year yet. *sigh*

There were three months (July, September, and October) in which I wrote absolutely nothing, and most other months the best I managed was to write 5K-6K words. That's pathetic for me. It really is. Then again, this semester was a disaster for me in more ways than one. Healthwise... ugh. I've been sick so often, I really wonder wtf my immune system is even DOING. And mentally I've not been anywhere near at my best. School and work are both kicking my ass and I don't see that situation improving any time soon. I've become almost phobic about writing and the fact that I'm getting so little feedback on the things I post is leading me to think that I really am sucking that badly these days. And since just about everything I write feels completely uninspired right now... I'm willing to believe that it's all crap. And that's not helping. *sigh*

I don't know if I just need a break from Les Mis? Or from writing? Or from life? I have no idea. But i do know that on my worst years I still have always cracked 100,000 words worth of writing and this year I didn't even come close. I think in the coming year I'm going to try to actually build time into my schedule for writing and try to get myself back in the habit. Because habit and hard work trump inspiration any day of the week.

...here's hoping that'll work, anyway. *sigh*

Date Published Fandom Title Words
1/24/2015 Les Miserables A Dream Deferred 10586
2/14/2015 Les Miserables Feels Like Flying 6329
2/20/2015 Les Miserables I Have Come To Sleep With You 2550
3/9/2015 Les Miserables Would You Lie With Me? 4101
3/23/2015 Les Miserables A Very Merry Unbirthday 2685
3/29/2015 Les Miserables Follow You, Follow Me (18) 5179
2/25/15-4/13/15 Les Miserables Muet (7-8) 7092
5/5/2015 Les Miserables It's My Party 4546
6/13/2015 Les Miserables Je me souviendrai  5366
8/9/15-11/1/15 Les Miserables No Man is an Island (1-3) 9140
11/16/2015 Les Miserables I Shall Give You Wings 5393
12/19/2015 Les Miserables Purr-fection is Overrated 3275
12/20/2015 unrevealed Anon YT fic 11229
    Total Words 77471
rchan: (Peter_Pan_fic_rchan)
Writing was such an unbelievable struggle for me this year. I felt like I hadn't written anything worth a damn in terms of word counts. So, I really wanted to do this this year to see if it really had been as bad as I thought. And going through, it's easy to see why I thought it was so bad. I had huge swaths of time with no writing at all. But even if it can't compare to my 2010 word count (which was almost 370,000 and I don't think I'll EVER match that again), I did write over 100,000 words this year... and that's not nothing. (I also still have a few days left and a certain Courfeyrangst story to finish for [personal profile] kingess​ and that Courf/Feuilly Annie thing I may try to write, too, so we'll see. ;D)

(ETA: I also just realized that some of those blank months might have had chapters of FYFM or Muet in them. But I don't think they did.)

To absolutely no one's surprise, everything that wasn't written for Yuletide was Les Mis, this year. This is the first time that I've ever been this fandom focused. Even in 2010 when I felt like I was ALL HAIR, ALL THE TIME, I still varied it up more than this. And looking at it... I can't help but wonder if maybe that's part of the problem. Maybe I've become so narrow focused on Les Mis that it's tripping me up.

...or it could have been the stress of returning to school while holding down three jobs and being really sick. That might also have had something to do with it. :-P ANYWAY. Whatever the reason, I seem to have FINALLY overcome my writer's ennui in the past month or two and I am very, very grateful. Whether that was due to the inspiration of the Yuletide multi-fandom experience or the ending of the semester of work and school is anyone's guess. I'm not going to question it, I'm just going to enjoy it. ^_^

Here's the breakdown for anyone who wants to see it: )
rchan: (Peter_Pan_fic_rchan)
Well, here we are, again. Another year passed. It seems like I just did this for 2010 yesterday. O_o;;; I have too much going on this morning to really delve into detail about the past year, but I worked my ass off organizing this last night and I'd like get it posted.

A few little notes:
1) The four fics at the end listed as "to be revealed" are the four I wrote for Yuletide. Author reveal is in like... 30 minute, but I can't wait that long. I have to be out the door by then. So... yeah.

2) I was nowhere near as prolific this year as I was last year. I think part of that was burn-out from NaNoWriMo the year before and part was that I was just so damned busy. :-P Still, a respectable total word count: nearly 180,000 words. Not too shabby. ;)

3) Fandom spread this year was also more even. Hair beat out everyone else again for the most written for fandom, but not by nearly as much as last year. Newsies (musical) came in second, Book of Mormon third and Fushigi Yuugi fourth.

4) This year also marked a major writing milestone for me...

I wrote smut.

With a vengeance.

(NC-17 stories will be starred in case you want to avoid them.)

O_O Yes, you read that right. After years beyond count resisting, I have finally caved. As promised, Nuriko and Tasuki had the honor of being the first. Claude and Berger followed after them fairly quickly. Elder McKinley and Lucifer (Don't. Ask. Seriously. I still don't know what happened there. O_o;;;) were next, then Claude and Berger (again), then Connor and Eric (My fandom has twins. *_* ^_~), then... heh. Then, I wrote het smut. *sweatdrop* Yeah. I don't know, either. -.-;;;

5) Second major writing milestone was this: I participated in two fic exchanges this year -- the Power Rangers femslash ficathon and.... YULETIDE. OMG, I had so much fun. *_* Seriously. Read my love letter to Yuletide. If you can handle all the tail wagging, that is. ;)

Anyway, I have plenty of fic plans for the coming year. I promised smutty ending to the Book of Mormon and Newsies boys. I need to get back to cracking on the third Algea fic. I have plans/starts for several other Hair fics (and I'm seeing it twice next week in Philly, so muse... get ready for a jolt ^_~). Yuletide opened up a few new fandoms to me that I hadn't considered (or more accurately, had forgotten I was considering), and whetted my appetite for more. I also have a few fics in my notebook that weren't included in the year end meme because I don't have counts on them, but they're short, little things. Only a few small handwritten pages, so... eh. Probably bumps the word count over 180,000, though... eh. Maybe I'll type 'em up and count 'em later. ;)

Aside from that, I'm still mourning the loss of my crashed hard drive and now that I'm slightly more financially secure, I can consider getting that recovered. *cheers* But I seem to have done OK without it, regardless, wouldn't you say? ^_^

And now... what you all came here for. )

Oh, one last thing I forgot. I'm driving to PA today, but I will get my four Yuletide fics shifted over to LJ when I can. If you want to know what they are before I move them, you can find them on the AO3 (link is on the right). Author reveal should happen in another 10 minutes and you can find them, then. ;)


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