July 30th, 2011

Autumn: Leaves (Name)

Thirty Day Fan Fiction Writing Meme. Day #30

Once again snaggled from dinozzoitis

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Day 30 – Do you have a favourite fic you've written? What makes it your favourite? And don't forget to give us a link!

I do indeed.

It's my Gibbs/Ducky AU novel To Those Who Wait. It's a first time story and also features Shannon/Jenny as a couple and Kelly Gibbs is alive and well and features heavily in the story. Tobias Fornell also appears as does Stephanie Bronwyn Flynn.

Summary: Leroy Jethro Gibbs, a recently divorced, highly successful, hard-working lawyer, advertises for a tutor for his eight year-old daughter Kelly. The successful applicant is Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard. The two men quickly become close friends. However, what Jethro could not possibly have realized was that Ducky will turn his life upside down and change it in ways he could not possibly have imagined.

I wrote it, all 125,609 words, for NaNoWriMo in November 2008 and thoroughly enjoyed every moment of the writing. It's my favourite because of the story, the developing relationship and romance between Gibbs and Ducky (yes, I know I normally prefer writing established relationship stories). I really enjoyed taking them out of the NCIS setting but also keeping them very much in character.

I feel it's a very good balance between romance, angst, humour, love, friendship, parenting and is a very good developing story. It made me happy to write it and makes me very happy to read it. It won the NCIS LJ 2009 Award in the AU category and has also been published a a zine by Requiem Press. It really is, for me, a feel good story and my favourite amongst all the stories I have ever written.

And here endeth the Thirty Day Fan Fiction Writing Meme.