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01 January 2009 @ 11:57 pm
Journal Review - 2008  
The following is a review of all writing content posted during the year 2008.
Previous annual reviews are housed elsewhere: 2005, 2006 and 2007.

2005 - 2008 Monthly Journal Reviews


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Journal Review - January 2006
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Journal Review - November 2006
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Journal Review - January 2007
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Journal Review - July 2007
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Journal Review - November 2007
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Journal Review - January 2008
Journal Review - February 2008
Journal Review - March 2008
Journal Review - April 2008
Journal Review - May 2008
Journal Review - June 2008
Journal Review - July 2008
Journal Review - August 2008
Journal Review - September 2008
Journal Review - October 2008
Journal Review - November 2008
Journal Review - December 2008

Numb3rs Fic (135)

.22 Caliber (Staring Down the Barrel of a Gun Series)
7,000 Feet
A Different Kind of Good Day
A Family Man's Homecoming (Not Leaving Las Vegas Series)
A Gentle Rain
A Hearty Breakfast (Clean Slate Series)
A Likely Candidate
A Man in a Uniform (Mississippi 1964 Series)
A State of Shock
A Terrible Thing to Waste
A Wink and a Bow
Addiction Part 1 (Addiction Series)
Addiction Part 2 (Addiction Series)
Addiction Part 3 (Addiction Series)
Anchor or Ball and Chain
Agent Eppes
An Act of Devotion (Staring Down the Barrel of a Gun Series)
Being Colby
Benefit of the Doubt
Big Damn Hero
Can't Go Home (Not the Only One Series)
Chaperone (Not the Only One Series)
Chemicals Between Us
Chocolate Colby
Come Full Circle (Not Leaving Las Vegas Series)
Command Performance
Complicated 1 (Complicated Series)
Complicated 2 (Complicated Series)
Complicated 3 (Complicated Series)
Damage (Devolution Series)
Damaged Beyond Repair (Sworn Duty Series)
Degrees of Freedom
Deja Vu
Depression (Devolution Series)
Devolution (Devolution Series)
Different Paths
Disappearance (Devolution Series)
Don Diego Part 1 (U is for Undercover Series)
Don Diego Part 2 (U is for Undercover Series)
Don't Know What You've Got Till It's Gone
Don't Want to Hear It (Not the Only One Series)
Drawing Breath
Dream a Little Dream
End of the Season
Ever After
Exhibitionist Match
Fault Lines
Fearful Symmetry
Forgive and Forget (Staring Down the Barrel of a Gun Series)
Four Holidays
Freeze Dried Surprise
From Victim to Victor (Mississippi 1964 Series)
Hit and Run (Not the Only One Series)
Home Late
Hotel Royale
In Memoriam
In Pursuit
In Time of Need: Payback (In Time of Need Series)
In Time of Need: Revenge (In Time of Need Series)
Inside the Mind
Just Don't Know (Not the Only One Series)
Just Three
Last Forever Fade Away
Level Heads Prevail
Lie to Me
Little Moments
Lost Angels
Mind Is Made Up (Not the Only One Series)
Mississippi 1964 (Mississippi 1964 Series)
More Than Adrenaline
Negotiating Sunday
Never Know (Not the Only One Series)
Never Say No
New York July Hot
No Going Back (Sworn Duty Series)
No Mexico
No Shrinking Violet
No Timeouts in War
Not Quite a Gentlemen's Agreement
Not the Only One (Not the Only One Series)
Nothing Hurts Like Your Mouth
Now or Never (Not the Only One Series)
On the Couch
On U.S. Soil
Only One Brother (Only One Brother Series)
Outnumbered (Mississippi 1964 Series)
Please Don't Forget to Pay the Debt (Only One Brother Series)
Safe Harbor Part 1 (Safe Harbor Series)
Safe Harbor Part 2 (Safe Harbor Series)
Scare Me So (Not the Only One Series)
Seven Deadly Sins: Envy (Seven Deadly Sins Series)
Seven Deadly Sins: Gluttony (Seven Deadly Sins Series)
Seven Deadly Sins: Greed (Seven Deadly Sins Series)
Seven Deadly Sins: Lust (Seven Deadly Sins Series)
Seven Deadly Sins: Pride (Seven Deadly Sins Series)
Seven Deadly Sins: Sloth (Seven Deadly Sins Series)
Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath (Seven Deadly Sins Series)
Snowflake Ephemeral
Something I Can Never Have
Split Second
Staring Down the Barrel of a Gun (Staring Down the Barrel of a Gun Series)
Statement (Epiphany Series)
Sworn Duty (Sworn Duty Series)
Tel Aviv
Ten Years Gone
That Time of Year
The Damage That We Do (Not the Only One Series)
The Enemy Within
The Fighting Eppes Brothers (Only One Brother Series)
The Flag
The Gauntlet
The Real World
The Thirteenth Day (Sworn Duty Series)
The Words That We Don't Say (Not the Only One Series)
Think Before You Speak
Three and One
To Have and To Hold
To See How I See
Truth and Justice (Mississippi 1964 Series)
Turnabout (Last Call Series)
Unbreakable (Staring Down the Barrel of a Gun Series)
Under Fire
Unexpected Redux
Used to be a Victim (Not the Only One Series)
Watermelon Wars
What I've Done (Not the Only One Series)
What We Leave Behind
Where to Begin (Not the Only One Series)
Wilderness Bound Part 1 (Wilderness Bound Series)
Wilderness Bound Part 2 (Wilderness Bound Series)
Wilderness Bound Part 3 (Wilderness Bound Series)
With God On Our Side

Numb3rs Partial-Completed (1)


Vice - Part 9 (Vice Series)
Vice - Part 10 (Vice Series)
Vice - Part 11 (Vice Series)
Vice - Part 12 (Vice Series)
Vice - Part 13 (Vice Series)
Vice - Part 14 (Vice Series)
Vice - Part 15 (Vice Series)
Vice - Part 16 (Vice Series)
Vice - Part 17 (Vice Series)
Vice - Part 18 (Vice Series)
Vice - Part 19 (Vice Series)
Vice - Part 20 (Vice Series)
Vice - Part 21 (Vice Series)
Vice - Part 22 (Vice Series)
Vice - Epilogue (Vice Series)

Supernatural Fic (13)

An Unearned Milestone
Birthday Pie
Full House, Three Dean High
Gone But Not Forgotten
History and Words Left Unspoken
Indiana For Now
Laundry and Other Sins
Made of Wynn
Room 12
The Price of Peace
To Fall By Your Hand
Whatever It Takes (The Reaper Remix)

Criminal Minds Fic (9)

A Warm Welcome
Check and Mate
Five Nights – Daylight (Five Nights Series)
Five Nights – Spencer (Five Nights Series)
Never Stop Talking
Rub and Rubber (Flick and Flicker Series)
The Importance of Popcorn
Two Ends One Beginning
Whisper Sweet Nothings

Primeval Fic (6)

Just Comfort
Not Dressed for the Occasion

Miracles Fic (4)

Alva Keel - Revelations
Coffee and Companionship
Dying is the Easy Part
Saviors and Apostles

Torchwood Fic (4)

Forget and Forgive
Not a Scratch
Tie and Braces

Firefly Fic (3)

Incense (The Honey Remix)
The Death of an Innocent
The Origins of the Universe

Heroes Fic (2)

Missing Peter
Some Nights (Remix)

The Unit Fic (2)

Coming Home

Blood Ties Fic (2)

Dinner For Three
Sun's Light Darkest Night

Bones Fic (2)

Pie and Sweets
Two Partners Underground

Doctor Who Fic (2)

Laundry Now Appearing Thursdays Only
The Spark

Psych Fic (1)

It's Never About Coffee (The Starbucks Remix)

Brimstone Fic (1)


Cupid Fic (1)

Cupid and Psyche

Burn Notice Fic (1)

Dead Man's Party Crasher

Crossover/Fusion Fic (7)


50 Miles South of Duluth
Back Alley Therapy

Numb3rs/Heroes Fic

Kindred Spirits

Supernatural/Heroes Fic

Achieving Nirvana

Miracles/Supernatural Fic

Orange-Flavored Kiss (The Juicy Remix) (Imaginary Reality Series)

The Unit/Burn Notice Fic

Rough Ride

Criminal Minds/Bones Fic

Sweets for the Sweet

Series Information

Numb3rs Series

Numb3rs Series/Universe: Last Call
Numb3rs Series/Universe: The Hanukkah Series
Numb3rs Series/Universe: Never Tell Series
Numb3rs Series/Universe: Off the Cuff
Numb3rs Series/Universe: Conflict and Resolutions
Numb3rs Series/Universe: Velvet and Silk
Numb3rs Series/Universe: Obshina
Numb3rs Series/Universe: Wildcard
Numb3rs Series/Universe: Two Brothers
Numb3rs Series/Universe: Femme Fatale
Numb3rs Series/Universe: Epiphany
Numb3rs Series/Universe: El Paso
Numb3rs Series/Universe: Natural Assets
Numb3rs Series/Universe: The Art of Subterfuge
Numb3rs Series/Universe: Vice
Numb3rs Series/Universe: Collateral Damage
Numb3rs Series/Universe: Three Red Balls
Numb3rs Series/Universe: Character Witness
Numb3rs Series/Universe: Not the Only One
Numb3rs Series/Universe: In Time of Need
Numb3rs Series/Universe: Staring Down the Barrel of a Gun
Numb3rs Series/Universe: Sworn Duty
Numb3rs Series/Universe: Seven Deadly Sins
Numb3rs Series/Universe: Mississippi 1964
Numb3rs Series/Universe: Only One Brother

Supernatural Series

Supernatural Series/Universe: Nemesis Mine

Criminal Minds Series

Criminal Minds Series/Universe: Near Miss
Criminal Minds Series/Universe: Five Nights

Crossover Series

Numb3rs/Criminal Minds Series/Universe: A Quick Call
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on January 2nd, 2009 07:59 am (UTC)
And the statistics geek emerges once again!

I confess I love end of year stats, so much so I tend to tweak my output to make them neat and tidy. LOL

I decided early in 2008 that I wasn't going to try for a third year of 150 Numb3rs fic. Sadly, in the fall I thought why not try for it? But I hadn't posted enough earlier in the year so it would have been a pain to make it, ergo me settling for 135. I'm just miffed that it wasn't 125 because that would have been pretty neat given my past performance (except Vice kind of messed it up).

Numb3rs Fic Published Over the Years
25 in 2005
150 in 2006
150 in 2007
135 in 2008
+ Vice (2007/2008)
Total N3 fic = 461

What I'm most jazzed about, statistics wise, is my list of partial fic. Last year I had 20 partial Numb3rs fic on my list. This year? Only 8! /beams/ Clearly starting the ficfinishing comm made a difference. I now have just 35 total unpublished fic on my list (all fandoms) and of those only 24 are partials (the remaining 11 are finished drafts in beta or rewrites). So out of 470 straight up Numb3rs fic I've started only 8 are not finished. That's a tiny 1.7% partial rate! And for 2008? I have a 100% completion rate for Numb3rs fic. /beams again/ That's saying something given that I wrote 125 new Numb3rs fic in 2008.

The final numbers for 2008 are as follows:

Published Fic

Numb3rs – 135 + 1 completed partial (Vice)
Supernatural – 13
Criminal Minds – 9
Primeval – 6
Miracles – 4
Torchwood – 4
Firefly – 3
Heroes – 2
The Unit – 2
Blood Ties – 2
Bones – 2
Doctor Who – 2
Psych – 1
Brimstone – 1
Cupid – 1
Burn Notice – 1
Crossovers – 7 (2 N/SPN, 1 N/H, 1 SPN/H, 1 M/SPN, 1 Unit/BN, 1 CM/Bo)
Total – 195 + 1 completed partial (3 less than 2007)

Note: I don't include crossovers in my counts of what I call 'straight up' fandom fic.

I now have fic published in 16 fandoms: Numb3rs, Supernatural, Heroes, Criminal Minds, The Unit, Psych, Bones, Miracles, Brimstone, Cupid, Blood Ties, Primeval, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Firefly and Burn Notice.

I learned my lesson last year in that I wrote three new fandoms for Yuletide (Brimstone, Cupid and Blood Ties), but because the reveal wasn't until 1/1 I couldn't list them! This year I snuck in one fic on my new Yuletide fandom - Burn Notice - so I could claim it for 2008.

The majority of my output is drabbles and flashfic, so for those of you who like longer fic I'm including a short list below of some of my longer pieces from 2008.

A Hearty Breakfast
Don Diego
Devolution Series
Last Forever Fade Away
Not the Only One Series
Safe Harbor
Vice (Started in 2007, finished in 2008)
Wilderness Bound

Indiana for Now

Two Partners Underground

50 Miles South of Duluth
Kindred Spirits

Please note that all fic is tagged and memoried for convenience.

A note about Vice and Virtue...
Vice was my first ever novel length work (over 50K) and while I wasn't thrilled with having to publish it over the course of two calendar years, I am proud that I got it done! What's more, I'm excited that the sequel Virtue (over 95K!) was completed in 2008 during NaNoWriMo! That means Virtue will be spooled out in its entirety in 2009. No long waits!

In all this year went well in terms of fic. I pushed my boundaries and wrote fic longer than I ever had before and faster than I ever had before. (31K of Wilderness Bound in 7 days and 95K of Virtue in 22 days!) My writing improves every year, but I'm always striving for a level of excellence I'll never reach: the journey's the thing.

There never seems to be a good way to properly thank my betas for all their hard work and support, but I do want to say publicly how much I appreciate each of you for all you've done for me. You don't have to offer me your rare free time and energy, yet you do, and I am so grateful for each of you.

To my F-list: I'm not a good friend, but those of you who've stuck by me anyway are much appreciated. Thank you for being such supportive and interesting people.

Thank you as well to all the people who read my fic. I may write it for myself, but it means a great deal to me that you find my stories worthy of your time.


Emma DeMarais