So... what did I manage to write in 2013?Lots
of three-sentence fictions
, for a start, in March and April, and then again in December; I enjoyed that very much indeed, playing with ideas and fandoms a bit out of my usual range (darkness! Shakespeare! Napoleonic intrigue!)
I made a good solid start on a long Narnian story
- twelve chapters in and about two-thirds through.
For the Narnia Fic Exchange, I wrote a middle-length story,
which was as close as I've come to a Romance. :D And then two more stories for the Madness Round, one
very this-world, and one
about a famed Beast in Narnia.
Two fix-it fics
, in response to the appalling treatment of good women on Doctor Who
, and another Doctor Who story
, in response to a fundraiser prompt. (And that was fun - to feel that my writing was doing some good in the world! Besides giving pleasure to me and to readers, I mean.)
And also a very small Christmas story
, which (appropriately enough, since the action was clandestine and in the dark :D) passed very quietly indeed.
All up, a bit over eighty thousand words, which I feel happy about. Happy and also very appreciative of the help, encouragement, and excitement I have found in this writing community. Thank you all for that - and also for the many, many fascinating, thought-provoking and plain terrific
posts and stories I have read!
And for this year? I'll maybe be writing a bit less; I think there may be distractions coming up, pleasant and not-so-pleasant - the pleasant bits being more travel (hooray!
) starting with Angkor Wat later this month. (I love
I should be seizing the day and writing another chapter of 'The Ivory Merchants', but instead, I have started off the year boldly!
with a remix of Horace's Ode 4-7
, his sombre reflection on the meaning of spring; I thought it played well against the coming of Aslan's Spring to Narnia - 'played well' in the sense of counterpoint, not harmony. It features a Tumnus who has been through a lot
which isn't mentioned in canon (grief, guilt), along with a not-known-to-history friend.
And may it be a very good year for you all, and wisdom and sanity and gentleness prevail in the world.