Looking back, did you write more fic than you thought you would this year, less, or about what you'd predicted?
Since I had never written any, I can safely answer this with More since I now have two pages of entries at HASA, which does not include most of my drabbling with you guys (yet)...
What pairing/genre/fandom did you write that you would never have predicted in January 2003?</em>
I only write LoTR/gen - but they all surprised me. Writing for Faramir surprised me the least, since he has been speaking to me most of my life. Writing love poetry in Denethor's voice was unexpected. Writing first person heroic in the mind of a first age orc approaching Gondolin was another...
What's your favorite story of the year? Not the most popular, but the one that makes you happiest.
Most emotionally satisfying:The three part Breathe that includes Peace Like A River
Best Writing: probably Slouching Toward Gondolin
Best Poem: If you make me choose between Home By Morning and Ascension, I will expire on the spot like rumplestiltskin...
Surprised Myself By Writing: The Tarot Drabbles, and All These Wore Wings
Biggest Thrill: having my stories quoted in other peoples stories
Did you take any writing risks this year? (See above for unexpected pairings, etc.) What did you learn from them?
It's all risky, It's always worth doing. I learned to write, whether I ever show the piece or not.
Biggest Risks - I said it out loud in public - The Raven and The Blade! People accepted it. Woohoo!
I let a few people find out about/read some stories in my private arc (North's stories).
After 26 years, I wrote erotica for Jim.
Do you have any fanfic or pro-fic goals for the New Year?
To keep going. To be challenged like the Lotr100 and the HASA online challenges revved me up this year.
Story wise, I would *love* to assemble and finish the seen and unseen parts of my arc that deal with Faramir and his Father in a form I can share out here. Even if not all in one story...
I would like to actually write the crazed project that Flick and I have been bashing about with Lee - both for its surreal nature and to see if I am cut out for collaboration.
I want to keep writing stories that make Jim draw me pictures. (see this icon)