I had a single aim in January (apart from actually writing *g*) and that was to catch up with all the challenges I had missed for ncis_drabble, as well as keeping up to date with the current challenges.
I achieved this aim. Apart from the current challenge that only began two days ago, I have completely caught up.
TITLE: What He Has To Do (Gibbs)
SUMMARY: Set after Housekeeping. Gibbs is trying to get drunk, but he can't.
TITLE: Who Should It Be? (Jimmy)
SUMMARY: Jimmy has to decide who he will ask to be his best-man.
TITLE: Why Me? (Ducky & Jimmy)
SUMMARY: A sequel to Who Should It Be?. Ducky is delighted, but wants to make certain that Jimmy is sure he really wants him to be his best-man.
TITLE: Fourth Of July (DiNozzo/Ziva)
SUMMARY: Tony persuades Ziva to go to a fourth of July celebration.
TITLE: Bored Now (DiNozzo & McGee)
SUMMARY: DiNozzo is bored so he decides to help McGee.
TITLE: By Way Of An Apology (DiNozzo & McGee)
SUMMARY: A sequel to Bored Now. McGee finally finishes the job Gibbs had given him.
TITLE: To Friendship (DiNozzo & McGee)
SUMMARY: A sequel to By Way Of An Apology. Slightly tipsy but far from drunk, McGee and DiNozzo have a heart-to-heart.
TITLE: My Hero (DiNozzo/Ziva)
SUMMARY: Tony wants Ducky to do him a favor.
TITLE: Sometimes You Are Wrong (DiNozzo/Ziva)
SUMMARY: A sequel to My Hero. Ducky invites Gibbs to dinner.
TITLE: An Acceptable Cliché (DiNozzo/Ziva)
SUMMARY: A sequel to Sometimes You Are Wrong. Tony is trying to find a non-clichéd way of telling Ziva how he feels and asking her to marry him.
TITLE: Under Control (DiNozzo/Ziva)
SUMMARY: A sequel to An Acceptable Cliché. Tony has decided tonight is the night.
TITLE: His Weakness (Abby/McGee)
SUMMARY: Abby is Tim's weakness.
TITLE: A Night At The Opera (McGee/Palmer)
SUMMARY: Tim's agent gives him two complimentary tickets to attend an opera. Who can he ask to go with him?
TITLE: Lost Everything (Ray Cruz)
SUMMARY: Set after A Desperate Man. Ray knows what he's lost and knows what the future holds for him.
TITLE: Abby's Blessing (McGee/Palmer)
SUMMARY: A sequel to A Night At The Opera. Before he and Jimmy have their first 'real' date, Tim decides he needs to talk to Abby.
TITLE: Quiet Night In (McGee/Palmer)
SUMMARY: A sequel to Abby's Blessing. Tim and Jimmy have a quiet night in.
TITLE: It Will Be Worth It (DiNozzo/Ziva)
SUMMARY: Ziva is sick. Tony doesn't know what to do to help her, so he asks Ducky to visit her.
TITLE: Third Time Lucky? (DiNozzo/Ziva)
SUMMARY: Ziva is thinking back to the time she broke a mirror and the things that have happened to her since that day. Dare she take a chance on finally being happy?
TITLE: A Myth (Ducky)
SUMMARY: Ducky's stories do have endings.
TITLE: Posthumously (Gibbs)
SUMMARY: Set several years after A Myth. Gibbs finds Ducky's book.
TITLE: Opinion Sought (Gibbs & McGee)
SUMMARY: A sequel to Posthumously. Gibbs takes Ducky's book to the person best placed to give him an opinion on it.
TITLE: In Tim's Opinion (Gibbs & McGee)
SUMMARY: A sequel to Opinion Sought. McGee gives Gibbs his opinion of Ducky's book.
TITLE: All Sewn Up (Gibbs & DiNozzo)
SUMMARY: A sequel to In Tim's Opinion. Gibbs arranges the reading of Ducky's will.
TITLE: Telling Gibbs (McGee/Palmer)
SUMMARY: Set six months after A Quiet Night In. Tim decides it's time to tell Gibbs about him and Jimmy.
TITLE: Loyalty (Gibbs/Fornell)
SUMMARY: Fornell has a big favor to ask Gibbs.
TITLE: Until You Came Along (McGee/Palmer)
SUMMARY: Tim and Jimmy make plans to spend Christmas together and Jimmy confesses the one thing he's always wanted but never had.
TITLE: X Or Y (McGee/Palmer)
SUMMARY: Tim comes home to find Jimmy pondering over a decision.
TITLE: Summer Loving
SUMMARY: Summer isn't Ducky's favorite time of year.
TITLE: Too Far?
SUMMARY: Ducky is tired and pushes Gibbs - but has he gone too far?
TITLE: A Final Family Christmas
SUMMARY: Ducky wants to have a family Christmas.
NUMBER OF STORIES: 30 (This is only nine stories fewer than I wrote overall in 2011).
WORD COUNT FOR JANUARY: 15,000 (This is just about half the overall word count I managed in 2011).
STORY LENGTHS: All exactly 500 words.
NON-FICTION WORD COUNT: 5,550
With fiction and non-fiction I finished the month 284 words short of the 20,834 I should have written.
Overall word count