bluespirit: (SGA McShep shoreleave - together)
This is a little late, but I wanted to do my usual annual round-up.

2011 wasn't a great year for me in terms of my health - & unfortunately that did impact on my creativity (a lot).  I had two cancer scares, a major surgery & I'm still trying to cope with an on-going issue that had me in hospital as recently as last week.  I really, really hope that 2012 is better! :)

Anyway - here are the stats:

Stories: 22
Words: ~ 15,000
Manips: 23
Cartoons: 2
Icon sets: 3
Fandoms: 5

My personal highlights:
That's actually a tough one, though I suppose that I should feel happy to have managed to create anything considering how I've been feeling.  I did have a lot of fun with my American Romance Library, & I'm also really proud to have organised (& taken part in) 8 art challenges during the year.  I was also thrilled to be nominated for (& to win) several GateFic Awards. :)

Disappointments:
+ I'm disappointed not to have written more.  I wrote over 90,000 words in 2010 but only managed 15,000 in 2011. 
+ I commented in my 2010 review about feeling disconnected from fandom, & I'm afraid that I still feel that way.  It's great that so many new people have come into SGA, but they seem very focussed on their own thing & I feel a little like a dinosaur.  I was also quite hurt by the response from some people when I branched out into writing H5O as well as SGA.
+ As I've created more art this year, I've been disappointed to see how often art seems to be viewed as something less than fic - as just a precursor.  It's great if art can inspire a story to be written, but it can simply be a standalone piece to be enjoyed on its own merits, too. It can be disheartening to an artist to be repeatedly asked 'where's the fic?' without even a comment for the art that has been worked on for so long.

Moving into 2012:
To be honest, I'm not sure.  I really hope that I can rekindle my muse.  I actually have so many stories that I want to write (& that play out daily in my head), but I just can't seem to commit them to paper (well, keyboard/monitor.)  To try & get through this, I've signed up for the McShep 'Still in love' challenge because everything does come down to John & Rodney for me - &  if anyone can get me writing again, it will be those two. ♥

I'd like to thank everyone who has helped & supported me during this really difficult year - especially my wonderful team of betas - I really, really appreciate your friendship & thoughtfulness.
*hugs*
Thank you. ♥

So, onto the fic & art:

Stargate Atlantis )
Hewligan )
Hawaii Five-O (2010) )
NCIS )
Lord of the Rings RPS )
Awards )

So, I just want to say a final thank you for reading & viewing throughout the year.  And special thanks to everyone who has taken the time to comment (at LJ, via email or at AO3.)  Please know that it means the world to me (especially when things haven't been going too well) & that every comment is gratefully received & cherished. ♥
*hugs*
bluespirit: (SGA McShep shoreleave - together)
This is a little late, but I wanted to do my usual annual round-up.

2011 wasn't a great year for me in terms of my health - & unfortunately that did impact on my creativity (a lot).  I had two cancer scares, a major surgery & I'm still trying to cope with an on-going issue that had me in hospital as recently as last week.  I really, really hope that 2012 is better! :)

Anyway - here are the stats:

Stories: 22
Words: ~ 15,000
Manips: 23
Cartoons: 2
Icon sets: 3
Fandoms: 5

My personal highlights:
That's actually a tough one, though I suppose that I should feel happy to have managed to create anything considering how I've been feeling.  I did have a lot of fun with my American Romance Library, & I'm also really proud to have organised (& taken part in) 8 art challenges during the year.  I was also thrilled to be nominated for (& to win) several GateFic Awards. :)

Disappointments:
+ I'm disappointed not to have written more.  I wrote over 90,000 words in 2010 but only managed 15,000 in 2011. 
+ I commented in my 2010 review about feeling disconnected from fandom, & I'm afraid that I still feel that way.  It's great that so many new people have come into SGA, but they seem very focussed on their own thing & I feel a little like a dinosaur.  I was also quite hurt by the response from some people when I branched out into writing H5O as well as SGA.
+ As I've created more art this year, I've been disappointed to see how often art seems to be viewed as something less than fic - as just a precursor.  It's great if art can inspire a story to be written, but it can simply be a standalone piece to be enjoyed on its own merits, too. It can be disheartening to an artist to be repeatedly asked 'where's the fic?' without even a comment for the art that has been worked on for so long.

Moving into 2012:
To be honest, I'm not sure.  I really hope that I can rekindle my muse.  I actually have so many stories that I want to write (& that play out daily in my head), but I just can't seem to commit them to paper (well, keyboard/monitor.)  To try & get through this, I've signed up for the McShep 'Still in love' challenge because everything does come down to John & Rodney for me - &  if anyone can get me writing again, it will be those two. ♥

I'd like to thank everyone who has helped & supported me during this really difficult year - especially my wonderful team of betas - I really, really appreciate your friendship & thoughtfulness.
*hugs*
Thank you. ♥

So, onto the fic & art:

Stargate Atlantis )
Hewligan )
Hawaii Five-O (2010) )
NCIS )
Lord of the Rings RPS )
Awards )

So, I just want to say a final thank you for reading & viewing throughout the year.  And special thanks to everyone who has taken the time to comment (at LJ, via email or at AO3.)  Please know that it means the world to me (especially when things haven't been going too well) & that every comment is gratefully received & cherished. ♥
*hugs*
bluespirit: (SGA McShep nice view)
So, that flew by! Goodbye 2010 & hello 2011!

Here's a review of my creativity from the past year.


The stats:

Stories: 21
Words: ~ 93,500 (Wow! That's over 20,000 more than last year!)
Manips: 22
Cartoons: 7
Icon sets: 4
Fanmixes: 1
Fandoms: 5 (if you count Hewligan as a separate fandom from SGA? If not - 4! *g*)

I'd like to thank everyone who has encouraged & helped me during this year - especially my wonderful team of betas.
*hugs*
Thank you. ♥

My personal highlights:
'Time and tide ~ a love story with interruptions for murder' I finally wrote my 30s murder mystery!
'Hello, my name is…' The final story in my Movie Night Series - short but so much fun! *g*
'Lionel's story' Because I ♥ Lionel & young!Emmett so very much...

Disappointments:
I spent much of 2010 working on two very long stories for Big Bangs - 'Time & Tide' & 'Lionel's story' - & I felt somehow disconnected from fandom during that time. Lots of new people were coming into SGA but I wasn't actively posting anything & I felt kind of out of things & pretty much invisible. I can't say that the feeling has gone away either. And, despite me naming both of those stories as personal highlights (in terms of the writing experience & how pleased I was with the way they turned out) I have to admit that I was disappointed with the reception they got. :(

Moving into 2011:
I have several Hawaii Five-O projects (fic & art) that I'm going to work on. The main one being writing the angsty, not-quite-a-harlequin novella to go with this! ♥
I also have a list of McShep story outlines I'd like to write.
I'm also modding two Valentine art exchanges - [livejournal.com profile] h5oartvalentine & [livejournal.com profile] sgaartvalentine which should keep me pretty busy! :)

The low down - a long list of fic & art:

Stargate Atlantis )

Hewligan )

Hawaii Five-O )

Supernatural )

NCIS )

Thank you for reading, viewing & commenting throughout the year. Every comment is gratefully received & cherished. ♥
*hugs*
bluespirit: (SGA McShep nice view)
So, that flew by! Goodbye 2010 & hello 2011!

Here's a review of my creativity from the past year.


The stats:

Stories: 21
Words: ~ 93,500 (Wow! That's over 20,000 more than last year!)
Manips: 22
Cartoons: 7
Icon sets: 4
Fanmixes: 1
Fandoms: 5 (if you count Hewligan as a separate fandom from SGA? If not - 4! *g*)

I'd like to thank everyone who has encouraged & helped me during this year - especially my wonderful team of betas.
*hugs*
Thank you. ♥

My personal highlights:
'Time and tide ~ a love story with interruptions for murder' I finally wrote my 30s murder mystery!
'Hello, my name is…' The final story in my Movie Night Series - short but so much fun! *g*
'Lionel's story' Because I ♥ Lionel & young!Emmett so very much...

Disappointments:
I spent much of 2010 working on two very long stories for Big Bangs - 'Time & Tide' & 'Lionel's story' - & I felt somehow disconnected from fandom during that time. Lots of new people were coming into SGA but I wasn't actively posting anything & I felt kind of out of things & pretty much invisible. I can't say that the feeling has gone away either. And, despite me naming both of those stories as personal highlights (in terms of the writing experience & how pleased I was with the way they turned out) I have to admit that I was disappointed with the reception they got. :(

Moving into 2011:
I have several Hawaii Five-O projects (fic & art) that I'm going to work on. The main one being writing the angsty, not-quite-a-harlequin novella to go with this! ♥
I also have a list of McShep story outlines I'd like to write.
I'm also modding two Valentine art exchanges - [livejournal.com profile] h5oartvalentine & [livejournal.com profile] sgaartvalentine which should keep me pretty busy! :)

The low down - a long list of fic & art:

Stargate Atlantis )

Hewligan )

Hawaii Five-O )

Supernatural )

NCIS )

Thank you for reading, viewing & commenting throughout the year. Every comment is gratefully received & cherished. ♥
*hugs*
bluespirit: (SGA McShep nice view)
Wow, I've had quite a busy year creatively!

The stats:~

Stories: 22
Words: ~70,000
Manips: 25
Cartoons: 12
Icon sets: 5
Fanmixes: 2
Fandoms: 4

(This does not include my [livejournal.com profile] sga_santa story & [livejournal.com profile] sga_art_santa piece. *g*)

I think the highlight had to be writing my [livejournal.com profile] sgabigbang story - 'Solitary man', but I've also had so much fun with the SGA advent & creating the 'Lord John Sheppard' dustjacket too.
This year saw my first auction fic - I was so nervous thinking that no one would bid on me but the lovely [livejournal.com profile] vida_boheme fought for my services & won me in the end. *g*

I want to thank everyone who has supported, encouraged & helped me this year by leaving comments or sending emails - or giving virtual hugs or cookies or snowflakes! It really means so much to me.
And, of course, a huge thank you to all of my fabulous & talented betas for their incredible help, advice & support!
*hugs*

The run-down:~

SGA (pretty much all McShep) )

LotR RPS )

NCIS & X Files )

Thank you for reading, viewing & commenting throughout the year. ♥
*hugs*

I was also extremely honoured to receive some awards!
*beams*





Thank you!
bluespirit: (SGA McShep nice view)
Wow, I've had quite a busy year creatively!

The stats:~

Stories: 22
Words: ~70,000
Manips: 25
Cartoons: 12
Icon sets: 5
Fanmixes: 2
Fandoms: 4

(This does not include my [livejournal.com profile] sga_santa story & [livejournal.com profile] sga_art_santa piece. *g*)

I think the highlight had to be writing my [livejournal.com profile] sgabigbang story - 'Solitary man', but I've also had so much fun with the SGA advent & creating the 'Lord John Sheppard' dustjacket too.
This year saw my first auction fic - I was so nervous thinking that no one would bid on me but the lovely [livejournal.com profile] vida_boheme fought for my services & won me in the end. *g*

I want to thank everyone who has supported, encouraged & helped me this year by leaving comments or sending emails - or giving virtual hugs or cookies or snowflakes! It really means so much to me.
And, of course, a huge thank you to all of my fabulous & talented betas for their incredible help, advice & support!
*hugs*

The run-down:~

SGA (pretty much all McShep) )

LotR RPS )

NCIS & X Files )

Thank you for reading, viewing & commenting throughout the year. ♥
*hugs*

I was also extremely honoured to receive some awards!
*beams*





Thank you!
bluespirit: (SGA McShep moongazing)
I've had so much fun this year!
Nearly all of my writing (& all my art) has been SGA but it's been lovely to revisit Lotrips a little too. ♥

Thank you to everyone who has supported, encouraged & helped me - I treasure every comment, suggestion & hug.
And a huge thank you to all of my wonderfully fabulous betas for their invaluable help & for putting up with me! *g*
*hugs*

the round-up )

Thank you for reading, viewing & commenting throughout the year. ♥
*hugs*
bluespirit: (SGA McShep moongazing)
I've had so much fun this year!
Nearly all of my writing (& all my art) has been SGA but it's been lovely to revisit Lotrips a little too. ♥

Thank you to everyone who has supported, encouraged & helped me - I treasure every comment, suggestion & hug.
And a huge thank you to all of my wonderfully fabulous betas for their invaluable help & for putting up with me! *g*
*hugs*

the round-up )

Thank you for reading, viewing & commenting throughout the year. ♥
*hugs*
bluespirit: (SGA McShep moongazing)
I technically still have one story to post in my own lj - my gift in the [livejournal.com profile] sga_santa exchange - but while I'm waiting for the big author reveal I thought that I'd take a look at what I've done during 2007.

It was a pretty productive year for me. I'm pleased to have written so much - even though many were short snippety type things - but also to have revisited some LotR RPS too (it's been a while!)

Okay here's the fic run-down:~

Stargate Atlantis

McShep

Launch Configuration - the one where John has an epiphany. Well, fuck!
Loving Rodney - the one where John watches Rodney
Think of a Number - the one with porn
It's Just a Kiss - the one where the galaxy doesn't explode
Need a blue sky holiday - the one where John's sick & Rodney tries to help
Do astrophysicists dream of electric sheep? - the one with the sheep (of, course! *g*)
Recuperation - the one where Rodney doesn't build John an Infinite Improbability Drive
Still the thunder - the one where John's injured & Rodney threatens to build a time machine
Someday - the one about Carson
Fever - the one that's a prequel to Recuperation
Make the sun want to shine - the one that's a sequel to Still the thunder
Under the Mistletoe - the one where Rodney's lips are on John's lips
Sometime in the future when the Stargate Programme has been declassified, McKay has won his first Nobel, DADT has been repealed and Gay Marriage has been legalised in the US - the one with Hugo Ickerbod (& where the author is clearly insane) + artwork
An investigation of curved surfaces by John Sheppard - the one where John knows more than everyone else

The Austin 'Verse

Atlantis - the one with the answering machine
From where I stand in the middle of this heartache - the one with bowling & angst
A place made of nails and wood - the one where Teyla & Ronon don't beat Rodney up

The Wurlitzer 'Verse

Alone at a table for two - the one where Rodney definitely doesn't play the juke box or wallow or pine... definitely!
A fresh roll of quarters - the one twenty years from now
Not here to forget - the fleecy one where John's a big ol' sap


Hewligan

The Fates 'Verse: Mike Sheridan/Gus Gruber aka the smallest niche fandom ever *g*

Quo Fata Ferunt - the one where Mike meets Gus
Kaleidoscope - the one where Gus gets a cold & various other things happen
Late - the one where Gus gets worried
Due North - the one where the boys go to Chicago
Eat your heart out, Daisy Duke - the one where Mike goes commando, Gus lusts, smut ensues
Custom - the one with denim cut-offs, extra-special hot sauce but absolutely no baseball
Two teeny, tiny snippets in the Fates universe - the one with early mornings & quiet moments
Treasure Trove - the one with the baby-sitting
First Christmas ~ A Festive Fates Ficlet - the one with the sand man!!!

LotR RPS

Sean/Orli

Early - the one where it's a snow day
The sweetest thing ~ a glimpse into the Green Glass future - the one ten years from now
Baby, it’s cold outside - the one with the apple & cinnamon pastries & love at first sight

Sean/Viggo

New memories - the one with the pebbles


That's over 23,000 words in total. If I include my [livejournal.com profile] sga_santa fic then the total is over 30,000. It's not the most I've ever written in a year (Green Glass is over 78,000 words alone) but I do feel that my writing has matured this year.
I'm disappointed that I haven't finished 'That Mountain AU' & a couple of other stories that I've started work on. However, that's a target to aim for, including the other fic ideas on post-its stuck around my desk. *g*


Now for the art:~

All McShep

Only You
Lazy Days
All Yours
And kitty makes three
Afterglow
A McShep Xmas + crack!fic
Moon gazing

~*~


I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who's supported me this year, especially my two main, steadfast betas [livejournal.com profile] lantean_drift & [livejournal.com profile] xanthelj - I honestly don't know what I'd do without them!
But also to everyone who has left me comments or advice or just cheered me along. I really don't know if I can express how much every single comment means to me. I get so incredibly invested in my stories & art & your comments mean the world to me.
Thank you!!!
*hugs*
Oh, & an extra hug for the small but loyal band in the phone box reading Mike&Gus!! ♥

Now, as a gift for reading this far *g*. I'll write a drabble/ficlet/snippet for the first five people who leave me a prompt. It can be for an existing 'Verse or a stand-alone. Only McShep or my exisiting LotR RPS pairings - Sean/Orli, Sean/Viggo, Viggo/Orli - please.
bluespirit: (SGA McShep moongazing)
I technically still have one story to post in my own lj - my gift in the [livejournal.com profile] sga_santa exchange - but while I'm waiting for the big author reveal I thought that I'd take a look at what I've done during 2007.

It was a pretty productive year for me. I'm pleased to have written so much - even though many were short snippety type things - but also to have revisited some LotR RPS too (it's been a while!)

Okay here's the fic run-down:~

Stargate Atlantis

McShep

Launch Configuration - the one where John has an epiphany. Well, fuck!
Loving Rodney - the one where John watches Rodney
Think of a Number - the one with porn
It's Just a Kiss - the one where the galaxy doesn't explode
Need a blue sky holiday - the one where John's sick & Rodney tries to help
Do astrophysicists dream of electric sheep? - the one with the sheep (of, course! *g*)
Recuperation - the one where Rodney doesn't build John an Infinite Improbability Drive
Still the thunder - the one where John's injured & Rodney threatens to build a time machine
Someday - the one about Carson
Fever - the one that's a prequel to Recuperation
Make the sun want to shine - the one that's a sequel to Still the thunder
Under the Mistletoe - the one where Rodney's lips are on John's lips
Sometime in the future when the Stargate Programme has been declassified, McKay has won his first Nobel, DADT has been repealed and Gay Marriage has been legalised in the US - the one with Hugo Ickerbod (& where the author is clearly insane) + artwork
An investigation of curved surfaces by John Sheppard - the one where John knows more than everyone else

The Austin 'Verse

Atlantis - the one with the answering machine
From where I stand in the middle of this heartache - the one with bowling & angst
A place made of nails and wood - the one where Teyla & Ronon don't beat Rodney up

The Wurlitzer 'Verse

Alone at a table for two - the one where Rodney definitely doesn't play the juke box or wallow or pine... definitely!
A fresh roll of quarters - the one twenty years from now
Not here to forget - the fleecy one where John's a big ol' sap


Hewligan

The Fates 'Verse: Mike Sheridan/Gus Gruber aka the smallest niche fandom ever *g*

Quo Fata Ferunt - the one where Mike meets Gus
Kaleidoscope - the one where Gus gets a cold & various other things happen
Late - the one where Gus gets worried
Due North - the one where the boys go to Chicago
Eat your heart out, Daisy Duke - the one where Mike goes commando, Gus lusts, smut ensues
Custom - the one with denim cut-offs, extra-special hot sauce but absolutely no baseball
Two teeny, tiny snippets in the Fates universe - the one with early mornings & quiet moments
Treasure Trove - the one with the baby-sitting
First Christmas ~ A Festive Fates Ficlet - the one with the sand man!!!

LotR RPS

Sean/Orli

Early - the one where it's a snow day
The sweetest thing ~ a glimpse into the Green Glass future - the one ten years from now
Baby, it’s cold outside - the one with the apple & cinnamon pastries & love at first sight

Sean/Viggo

New memories - the one with the pebbles


That's over 23,000 words in total. If I include my [livejournal.com profile] sga_santa fic then the total is over 30,000. It's not the most I've ever written in a year (Green Glass is over 78,000 words alone) but I do feel that my writing has matured this year.
I'm disappointed that I haven't finished 'That Mountain AU' & a couple of other stories that I've started work on. However, that's a target to aim for, including the other fic ideas on post-its stuck around my desk. *g*


Now for the art:~

All McShep

Only You
Lazy Days
All Yours
And kitty makes three
Afterglow
A McShep Xmas + crack!fic
Moon gazing

~*~


I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who's supported me this year, especially my two main, steadfast betas [livejournal.com profile] lantean_drift & [livejournal.com profile] xanthelj - I honestly don't know what I'd do without them!
But also to everyone who has left me comments or advice or just cheered me along. I really don't know if I can express how much every single comment means to me. I get so incredibly invested in my stories & art & your comments mean the world to me.
Thank you!!!
*hugs*
Oh, & an extra hug for the small but loyal band in the phone box reading Mike&Gus!! ♥

Now, as a gift for reading this far *g*. I'll write a drabble/ficlet/snippet for the first five people who leave me a prompt. It can be for an existing 'Verse or a stand-alone. Only McShep or my exisiting LotR RPS pairings - Sean/Orli, Sean/Viggo, Viggo/Orli - please.

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