Nikki (nakeisha) wrote,
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Another writing milestone

The story I posted a few days ago marked another milestone in my fanfic writing life.

It was in fact my fifteen hundredth story.

My previous milestone of a thousand stories was in August 2009.

So just because I can . . .



DATES:

First Story: Hard To Say I'm Sorry (Starsky/Hutch) Written in June 1999
Fifteen hundredth Story: Zero Tolerance (Raffles/Bunny) Posted on 25th August 2013

FANDOMS/PAIRINGS/CHARACTERS:

Fifteen Fandoms
Sixty-Four Pairings/Characters

BUFFYVERSE

Buffy/Angel - 12
Rupert Giles - 21

DUE SOUTH

Fraser/Vecchio - 70

HIGHLANDER

Duncan/Methos  01

INSPECTOR LYNLEY

Lynley/Havers - 17

M*A*S*H

Hawkeye/BJ - 23

NCIS

Abby/McGee - 72
Gibbs/Ducky - 630
General Series - 340 (which breaks down as):

Abby - 04
Abby & Ziva - 01
DiNozzo - 17
DiNozzo & McGee - 08
DiNozzo & Ziva - 01
DiNozzo/Abby - 01
DiNozzo/EJ - 02
DiNozzo/Jeanne - 12
DiNozzo/Maddie - 07
DiNozzo/McGee - 11
DiNozzo/Palmer - 04
DiNozzo/Ziva - 48
Ducky - 11
Ducky & Abby - 01
Ducky & DiNozzo - 03
Ducky & Jimmy - 06
Ducky/Fornell - 03
Fornell - 05
Franks & Jenny - 01
Gibbs - 08
Gibbs & DiNozzo - 02
Gibbs & Ducky - 10
Gibbs & Fornell - 02
Gibbs & McGee - 04
Gibbs & Tom Morrow - 02
Gibbs, Ducky & Jimmy - 01
Gibbs & Vance - 02
Gibbs/Fornell - 20
Gibbs/McGee - 14
Gibbs/Palmer - 07
Jeanne - 01
Jenny - 04
Jenny/Ziva - 11
Jimmy - 09
Kate - 08
Kort/Jenny - 08
McGee - 06
McGee & Ziva - 02
McGee/Fornell - 05
McGee/Palmer - 27
Michelle - 03
Ray Cruz - 01
Team Gen - 15
Tom Morrow - 02
Vance - 05
Ziva - 11
Ziva/Jeanne - 04

RAFFLES

Raffles/Bunny - 56

SAPPHIRE & STEEL

Silver/Steel - 52

SHERLOCK HOLMES

Holmes/Watson - 09

STARSKY & HUTCH

Starsky/Hutch - 23

THE DALGLIESH MYSTERIES

Dalgliesh/Massingham - 01

THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.

Napoleon/Illya - 64

THE PROFESSIONALS

Bodie/Doyle - 102

THE SANDBAGGERS

Neil/Willie - 06

THE WEST WING

Toby/Sam - 01



GENRES:

Slash: 1,144
Het: 179
Gen: 177

SUB-GENRES:

Pre-Slash: 096
First Time Slash: 241
Established Relationship Slash: 807
Pre-Het: 023
First Time Het: 018
Established Relationship Het: 138
Gen: 177



WORD COUNTS:

Total # of words: 3,404,141
Longest story: To Those Who Wait (125,692 words)
Shortest story: 212 true drabbles (exactly 100 words each)
Average story length: 2,269

BREAK DOWN BY FANDOM:

BUFFYVERSE

Buffy/Angel - 8,680
Rupert Giles - 19,231

DUE SOUTH

Fraser/Vecchio - 99,212

HIGHLANDER

Duncan/Methos - 600

INSPECTOR LYNLEY

Lynley/Havers - 20,362

M*A*S*H

Hawkeye/BJ - 16,853

NCIS

Abby/McGee - 37,892
Gibbs/Ducky - 1,384,746
General Series - 268,504 (Slash: 127,323; Het: 57,904; Gen: 83,277)

RAFFLES

Raffles/Bunny - 600,870

SAPPHIRE & STEEL

Silver/Steel - 49,913

SHERLOCK HOLMES

Holmes/Watson - 11,175

STARSKY & HUTCH

Starsky/Hutch - 122,405

THE DALGLIESH MYSTERIES

Dalgliesh/Massingham - 3,000

THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.

Napoleon/Illya - 192,277

THE PROFESSIONALS

Bodie/Doyle - 563,848

THE SANDBAGGERS

Neil/Willie - 3,609

THE WEST WING

Toby/Sam - 864



STORY LENGTH:

Drabbles (100 words exactly): 212
Stories 101 - 1,000 words: 741
Stories 1,001 - 5,000 words: 399
Stories 5,001 - 10,000 words: 083
Stories 10,001 - 25,000 words: 047
Stories 25,001 - 50,000 words: 014
Stories 50,001 - 100,000 words: 003
Stories over 100,000 words: 001



ANNUAL STATS

1999 is from June
2013 is up to 25th August

NUMBER OF STORIES BY YEAR:

1999: 03
2000: 04
2001: 06
2002: 01
2003: 08
2004: 25
2005: 58
2006: 137
2007: 305
2008: 287
2009: 268
2010: 112
2011: 39
2012: 167
2013 80

WORD COUNT BY YEAR

1999: 16,784
2000: 17,369
2001: 78,890
2002: 30,896
2003: 148,728
2004: 342,824
2005: 263,756
2006: 334,132
2007: 354,095
2008: 408,602
2009: 267,409
2010: 186,189
2011: 31,174
2012: 468,338
2013: 454,855

AVERAGE WORD COUNT PER STORY BY YEAR:

1999: 5,595
2000: 4,342
2001: 13,148
2002: 30,896
2003: 18,591
2004: 13,713
2005: 4,548
2006: 2,439
2007: 1,161
2008: 1,424
2009: 998
2010: 1,662
2011: 799
2012: 2,804
2013: 5,686



RATINGS:

G = 531
PG = 614
PG-13 = 250
R = 096
NC-17 = 009



PLACEMENT:

OVERALL:

Web: = 1,433
Zine: = 67

BY YEAR:

1999: 00 Web. 03 Zine
2000: 00 Web. 04 Zine
2001: 00 Web. 06 Zine
2002: 00 Web. 01 Zine
2003: 00 Web. 08 Zine
2004: 04 Web. 21 Zine
2005: 47 Web. 11 Zine
2006: 131 Web. 06 Zine
2007: 303 Web. 02 Zine
2008: 283 Web. 04 Zine
2009: 267 Web. 01 Zine
2010: 112 Web. 00 Zine
2011: 39 Web. 00 Zine
2012: 167 Web. 00 Zine
2013: 80 Web. 00 Zine





So what do all the above show? Not a lot really *g*.

  • I love writing *g*

  • It took me ten years to write a thousand stories and another four years to write a further four hundred stories. Sadly (only because of my love of round numbers) that doesn't equate to anything really 'nice'.

  • My where I place stories has changed considerably. For the first five years of writing, I only wrote for zines; that trailed off quite considerably in the next five years and I haven't written for a zine since 2009. Getting a LJ was responsible for that, as my web posting began when I got one.

  • I have this year and in parts last year returned to writing longer stories again. Last year I didn't write a story shorter than 500 words. This year of the eighty stories I have written only five have been fewer than 2,000 words and none have been fewer than 1,000 words. That is purely down to one thing: writing Raffles/Bunny as a main fandom.

  • I write far more stories each year than I used to (but a huge part of that is due to my medical retirement).

  • Despite venturing into both het and gen, I still write mainly slash.

  • Although I still love writing established relationship stories and write those more than first times, I have written more first time stories this year and part of last year than I have done for some time. Again, this comes down to writing Raffles/Bunny as my main pairing as for the most part they lend themselves more easily to first time stories than to established relationship ones.

  • I'm far more likely to write PG and G than anything else. And all NC-17 were written between 1999 and 2004. However, once again due to my Victorian boys I am writing more R rated (for sex) stories than I had done for quite a number of years

  • In terms of the number of stories written, have one super-main fandom (NCIS); five 'main' fandoms (Raffles, The Professionals, Due South, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Sapphire & Steel) and from time to time dabble in nine others and have three 'fandoms' in which I have only written one story.

  • I'm anal about statistics *grins*

    I'll stop babbling now.
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