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The Bogwitch Creative Review of the Year

Happy New Year and all that.

It's time for my creative review of the year again:

I started the year in quite a positive frame of writing mind, but this fizzled out in the face of underwhelming levels of feedback to some of my stories (especially the Supernatural ones). I wasn't expecting pages of feedback, but an active fandom should be able little more then I'm used to getting.

Oh well. There's nothing I can do about it.

The full list for 2009:

BtVS/AtS

Check and Mate (BtVS)
Buffy versus Christmas and Spike doesn't care. Spike/Buffy.

Moon Memories (Or the Lack Thereof) (BtVS)
Where were you when they landed on the moon?. Spike/Buffy.

Tellin’ Porkies (BtVS)
Swine flu is no laughing matter. Spike and Dawn. (Gen).

Going Native (BtVS)
Just lie back and think of Fortnum and Mason. Buffy and Giles (Gen).

Old Gods, New Bonds (AtS)
“You must adapt or return to your rest.”. Illyria and Drogyn the Battlebrand (Gen)

Supernatural

And Lucifer Brought the Light (Supernatural)
The war was about to begin. Sam, Dean and Lucifer (Gen). Tag to 4x22.

The Book of Dean (An Excerpt) (Supernatural)
Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and… Dean? Dean and Castiel (Gen)

Crossovers

Divine Interruption (BtVS/SPN crossover)
Spike’s unlife gets a divine interruption from the angel of a rather atheist apocalypse. Spike and Castiel (Gen)

Coffee Nirvana (BtVS/Dark Angel Crossover)
Prompt: Max & Buffy and the perfect cup of coffee. Gen.

Drabbles

Sweetheart Surrender (BtVS)
Prompt: Love Hearts (Sweethearts). (Willow/Tara)

The Right Girl (BtVS)
Harmony settles in.

Travelling Light (BtVS)
Spike/Harmony. Home decorating for vampires.

Plus:

More Working My Way Back to You (BtVS).

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Looking back, did you write more fic than you thought you would this year, less, or about what you'd predicted?

If the enthusiaum I’d experienced earlier in the year hadn’t been killed off by the lack of feedback, then the answer might have been yes. However, it was, so no.

What pairing/genre/fandom did you write that you would never have predicted in January 2008?

There was no real surpises, but a lot more Gen then there used to be.

What's your favourite story of the year? Not the most popular, but the one that makes you happiest?

I liked ‘And Lucifer Brought the Light’ best. I thought it deserved better.

Did you take any writing risks this year? What did you learn from them?

I don’t think so. Maybe taking prompts was a risk.

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

Same as ever: Working to be finished, the Black Widow sequel to be done and I’d like to write a proper Supernatural fic. There are still some ficlets that need finishing and the list prompt fic.

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

My Favourite Story: And Lucifer Brought the Light. The runner up was Coffee Nirvana.

My Best Story: And Lucifer Brought the Light.

Story Most under-appreciated by the Universe: And Lucifer Brought the Light

Most fun: Tellin’ Porkies.

Most disappointing: Working My Way Back to You as usual.

Most sexy: None of them!

Story With a Single Sexy Moment: As above.

Hardest to Write: Working My Way Back to You again.

Most Unintentionally Telling: None of them.

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