Nikki (nakeisha) wrote,

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An update on Fannish New Year Resolutions (2007)

With a mere four months left until the end of the year, I thought I would take the opportunity to see how far I had got/not got on my 2007 Fannish New Year Resolutions

1. To finish the Fanfic Challenges I have taken up.

10_hurt_comfort - 03 stories left to write. Duly completed!
20_1sttimes - 14 stories left to write. I haven't done so well here, I still have nine left to post and eight to write.
20_est_relships - 14 stories left to write. Six left to write.
philosophy_20 - 08 stories left to write. Duly completed!
30_memories - 12 stories left to write. Duly completed!

I have, however, taken on several other challenges during the year (I didn't say I wasn't going to *g*)

lover100 - 70 stories left to post; 58 left to write.
50_lovequotes - 45 stories left to write.
36_plots - 36 stories left to write.
25fluffyfics - 10 stories left to post; 09 left to write
fic_cd_mix - 08 stories left to write.

Total number left to write: 51 171.

2. To write some longer Gibbs/Ducky stories.

This I have achieved. Not as many I would like to have done, but I have several longer stories in the works.

The Common Factor is over 13,000 words
Learning To Trust (which will appear in the NCIS Gibbs/Ducky zine that periwinkle27 is producing) is over 37,000 words.

3. To take part in more ncis_flashfic challenges.

This I have definitely achieved. I haven't quite managed every challenge, but I have done quite a lot of them (10/17).

Questions For Charlie (Original Characters Challenge)
New Resolve (Resolution Challenge)
No More Secrets (Secrets And Lies Challenge)
The Right Thing To Do (Epistolary Challenge)
Fond Memories (Last Challenge)
What Do You Remember? (In Memory Challenge)
Healing Hands (Sickness And Health Challenge)
Is Sorry Really Enough? (Icon Challenge)
Time To Say Goodbye (Deadlines Challenge)
Second Best (Special Occasions Challenge)

Challenges not done: Self-Insertion. Car. Fire. Ice. Porn. Crack!Fic/Melodrama. Sports.

4. To write in fandoms other than NCIS.

a) At least one story in each of my other fandoms (Sapphire & Steel, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., The Professionals, Due South). Done!

b) To try to write a story for one or more of the other rare pairs which I enjoy: Neil/Willie (The Sandbaggers), Dalgliesh/Massingham (The Dalgliesh Mysteries), Raffles/Bunny (Raffles). Done!

c) To try to finish a Starsky & Hutch story which I began what now seems like an aeon ago. Done!

I achieved this fully. To do so, i.e. to 'encourage' myself to write these stories I took up the following challenges (did I mention I'm somewhat addicted to challenges? *g*)

10_prompts - Silver/Steel - Six stories left to write.
10_prompts - Napoleon/Illya - Five stories left to write.
10_prompts - Bodie/Doyle - Four stories (already written) left to post.
10_prompts - Fraser/Vecchio - Completed in July.
12_stories - Abby/McGee; Buffy/Angel; Dalgliesh/Massingham; Duncan/Methos; Fraser/Vecchio; Hawkeye/BJ; Holmes/Watson; Lynley/Havers; Neil/Willie; Raffles/Bunny; Silver/Steel; Starsky/Hutch. Completed in March.

5. To install Paint Shop Pro on my computer - and teach myself to use it.

Well, I have installed it . . .

6. To get the non-fiction part of my website updated and remove the 'This Page Is Under Construction' message.

Amongst other things I aim to have an episode guide for each fandom (with short descriptions of each episode) and character studies.

I haven't done as much of this as I'd intended. So this is still on on-going project.

7. To go through my zine collection and decide what I really am not going to re-read.

Five filing cabinet drawers full of zines, plus a shelf of digest seems a tad too much - especially as I know there are some I'm not going to re-read.

I haven't even begun to do this one *sigh*

Overall, I don't think I've done too badly on my 'resolutions'. I'm quite pleased with what I've achieved, thus far, especially insofar as nos. Three ('To take part in more ncis_flashfic challenges') and Four ('To write in fandoms other than NCIS').

So with four months to go, I'm reasonable content.
Tags: fannish resolutions, fannish resolutions 2007

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