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

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Numb3rs Fic (110)

A Beautiful Mind
A Craftsman Evening
A Day in the Life (Safe Harbor Series)
A Familiar Heat
A Father and Son Tradition
A Little Closer (The Recalculated Remix)
A Quiet Ceremony (Otherwise Engaged Series)
All Talk No Scrabble
Alpha vs. Alpha
An Animal Hunger
An Icy Reception (Otherwise Engaged Series)
Bait and Switch (Bait and Switch Series)
Birkat Hagomel
Black Ink Dark
Black Spiral
Breaking Us in Two (Regret to Inform Series)
Brother Protector
Bullet and Bomb
Check Up On (Not the Only One Series)
Coming Up Short
Complicated 4 (Complicated Series)
Complicated 5 (Complicated Series)
Crystal Blue Persuasion
Decadence (Devolution Series)
Defiance (Devolution Series)
Detente (Devolution Series)
Distance (Devolution Series)
Distress Test
Divide and Conquer (Bait and Switch Series)
Do and Don'ts
Dodger Blue (Jet Black Series)
Duck and Cover (Bait and Switch Series)
Dying to Live (Waking World Series)
Eleven Imaginary Men
Empty Handed Full of Surprises
FBI's Most Wanted
First Do No Harm (Regret to Inform Series)
Five Walls Part 1
Five Walls Part 2
For Her
For Love of Country
Form Follows Function
Four First Dates (Not Leaving Las Vegas Series)
Fragile Creatures (Regret to Inform Series)
Harbor House Part 1 (Safe Harbor Series)
Harbor House Part 2 (Safe Harbor Series)
Harbor House Part 3 (Safe Harbor Series)
I Do
In the In Between
In the Sea
In Time of Need: Company (In Time of Need Series)
Jet Black (Jet Black Series)
Jump In With Both Feet (Learning to Crawl Series)
Just a Little Love Song (magisterequitum's Wavering Lights Series)
King Queen Ace Jack
Lawful Wedded Husband (Otherwise Engaged Series)
Learning to Crawl (Learning to Crawl Series)
Leaving Las Vegas (Not Leaving Las Vegas Series)
Morphine (Caffeine Series)
Nine Imaginary Men
No Bones
No Good Here
On the Rocks
On the Sand
One Step at a Time (Learning to Crawl Series)
Otherwise Engaged (Otherwise Engaged Series)
Proof Positive
Reasons Why
Regret to Inform (Regret to Inform Series)
Rise Up (Not the Only One Series)
Same Rat Race Not the Same Rat (Learning to Crawl Series)
Sleepless (The Dreaming Remix)
Sons and Brothers
Stop and Start Again (Learning to Crawl Series)
Strength to Go On
Ten Imaginary Women
The Bitter Cold
The Eighth Night (Safe Harbor Series)
The Far End of Infinity Part 1
The Far End of Infinity Part 2
The Last Day
The Long and Winding Road Part 1
The Long and Winding Road Part 2
The Other Third Person
The Sin of Omission
The War at Home
Thermal Break (Thermodynamics Series)
Thermal Bridge (Thermodynamics Series)
Thermal Conduction (Thermodynamics Series)
Thermodynamics (Thermodynamics Series)
Tiny Tim
To the Sky
Truth and Consequences (Bait and Switch Series)
Two Against the Storms
Under the Sun
Virtue - Prologue (Virtue Series)
Virtue - Parts 1 and 2 (Virtue Series)
Virtue - Parts 3 and 4 (Virtue Series)
Virtue - Parts 5 and 6 (Virtue Series)
Virtue - Parts 7 and 8 (Virtue Series)
Virtue - Parts 9 and 10 (Virtue Series)
Virtue - Parts 11 and 12 (Virtue Series)
Virtue - Parts 13 and 14 (Virtue Series)
Virtue - Parts 15 and 16 (Virtue Series)
Virtue - Parts 17 and 18 (Virtue Series)
Virtue - Parts 19 and 20 (Virtue Series)
Virtue - Parts 21 and 22 (Virtue Series)
Virtue - Parts 23 and 24 (Virtue Series)
Virtue - Parts 25 and 26 (Virtue Series)
Virtue - Parts 27 and 28 (Virtue Series)
Virtue - Parts 29 and 30 (Virtue Series)
Virtue - Parts 31 and 32 (Virtue Series)
Virtue - Parts 33 and 34 (Virtue Series)
Virtue - Parts 35 and 36 (Virtue Series)
Virtue - Parts 37 and 38 (Virtue Series)
Virtue - Epilogue (Virtue Series)
Want Take Have
Water Versus Colby
What Was and What Should Never Have Been
When in LA
When the Honeymoon's Over (Otherwise Engaged Series)
Winter Tales - East of the Sun West of the Moon Part 1 (Winter Tales Series)
Winter Tales - East of the Sun West of the Moon Part 2 (Winter Tales Series)
Without (Not the Only One Series)
Written on the Wall

Dollhouse Fic (13)

A Past Best Laid to Rest
After Alpha
An Attack of Conscience
On the Other Side
The Lion in the Lion's Den
The Question of Eternal Life
This Year's Model
Threat Assessment
Three Flowers in a Vase
Trap Doors

Supernatural Fic (9)

A Cold Wet Tuesday Morning in South Dakota
Alternate Realities Part 1
Alternate Realities Part 2
Andie (The Andie Who? Remix)
Circle Nine (The Dante Remix)
His Burden I Will Bear
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (The Darker than Midnight Remix)
Mississippi 2AM
The Binds That Tie (The Two Bullet Solution Remix)
These Small Hours (John's War Remix)

Criminal Minds Fic (6)

Blind Trust
Blood and Roses
First Impressions (Beginnings Series)
In Between Days
Point of Impact
Red Hands Black Heart Part 1
Red Hands Black Heart Part 2

Torchwood Fic (4)

Clouds on a Clear Night
Fingertips Touching Reality's Face Part 1
Fingertips Touching Reality's Face Part 2
The Chill That Steals

Leverage Fic (4)

A Man's Best Friend is His Knife
Creating Art
In an Unguarded Moment
Robin and the Hoods

Burn Notice Fic (3)

Eire (Eire Series)
Lock and Keys
Old Associates

Miracles Fic (2)

Family Ties (The Heart Stopping Remix)
Sins of the Father Part 1
Sins of the Father Part 2

Brimstone Fic (2)

Not Like the Movies

The Mentalist Fic (2)

A Man of Many Talents
After the Fall

Heroes Fic (1)

The Man That Was

The Unit Fic (1)

Covert Mission

Psych Fic (1)

A Shawn Spencer Christmas

Bones Fic (1)

And Only Sawdust Crumbs Remained

Cupid Fic (1)

Pink Cupcakes

Blood Ties Fic (1)

Lay to Rest

Primeval Fic (1)

All Wet and No Play

Doctor Who Fic (1)

Trip the Chocolate Fantastic

Firefly Fic (1)

Peace After Wartime

Castle Fic (1)

Eating Habits of North American Castles

Crossover/Fusion Fic (12)

Across the Universe
Constant Companion Part 1
Constant Companion Part 2
The Craftsman 2

A Different Kind of Hunter
A Good Man is Hard to Kill

Numb3rs/Criminal Minds
Hand to Hand (Hand to Hand Series)
Wall to Wall

Two Snipers in a Bar

Numb3rs/The Mentalist
Avoidance is Just a Way to Get Through the Day

The Unit/Supernatural
Hazardous Duty

Pavlovian Dog (The Operant Conditioning Remix)

Romeo Haunted

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
Numb3rs Series/Universe: Complicated
Numb3rs Series/Universe: Thermodynamics
Numb3rs Series/Universe: Winter Tales
Numb3rs Series/Universe: Defensive Postures
Numb3rs Series/Universe: Clean Slate
Numb3rs Series/Universe: Bait and Switch
Numb3rs Series/Universe: Devolution
Numb3rs Series/Universe: Otherwise Engaged
Numb3rs Series/Universe: Not Leaving Las Vegas
Numb3rs Series/Universe: Virtue 1/2 and 2/2
Numb3rs Series/Universe: Learning to Crawl
Numb3rs Series/Universe: Regret to Inform
Numb3rs Series/Universe: Caffeine
Numb3rs Series/Universe: Wavering Lights
Numb3rs Series/Universe: Jet Black
Numb3rs Series/Universe: Safe Harbor
Numb3rs Series/Universe: Waking World
Numb3rs Series/Universe: U is for Undercover

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
Numb3rs/Firefly Series/Universe: Across the Universe
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on January 3rd, 2010 08:29 pm (UTC)
Confession Part 1
Age of the geek, baby! And lo! Emma lets her inner statistics geek out for another year end romp through the numbers.

I confess I love end of year stats, so much so I go out of my way to make some of my counts spot on. LOL

I hadn't planned on more than 100 Numb3rs fic this year, but it happened anyway. I suppose it's inevitable what with 52 numb3rs100 weekly prompts *and* 12 Rewind prompts in a year that I'd go over. (Drabbles! They're like the potato chips of fic. Bet you can't write just one!)

Numb3rs Fic Published Over the Years:
25 in 2005
150 in 2006
150 in 2007
135 in 2008
1 Vice (2007/2008)
110 in 2009
Total N3 fic = 571

The happiest statistic, for me anyway, is my list of partial fic. I've been working really hard to get the number down and 2008 was great for that since I started ficfinishing. 2009 was tougher because the easiest fic to finish were already done. I did tackle some of the tougher ones (like crossovers, which I've always had trouble finishing) in 2009 and got a good number of them done. At the end of 2008 I had 35 unpublished fic, 24 of which were partial. As of the end of 2009 I had just 19 unpublished fic, only 14 of which were partial. I didn't manage a 100% completion rate for Numb3rs fic in 2009, but only because I wasn't able to complete more than of 50K of Homicide during NaNoWriMo. (Plus I started a sequel to Jet Black/Dodger Blue recently even though I had no time to work on it, so it's sadly partial too.) Still, I started 109 N3 fic in 2009 and finished 107. Not too shabby, IMHO. I did manage a 100% completion rate for non-Numb3rs fic, but I don't write as many of them so it's not as fun to crow about. /grins/

The final numbers for 2009 are as follows.

Published Fic:
Numb3rs - 110
Supernatural - 9
Heroes - 1
Criminal Minds - 6
The Unit - 1
Psych - 1
Bones - 1
Miracles - 2
Brimstone - 2
Cupid - 1
Blood Ties - 1
Primeval - 1
Doctor Who - 1
Torchwood - 4
Firefly - 1
Burn Notice - 3
Dollhouse - 13
Leverage - 4
The Mentalist - 2
Castle - 1
Crossovers - 12 (3 N3/Firefly, 2 N3/SPN, 2 N3/CM, 1 N3/Bo, 1 N3/TM, 1 Unit/SPN, 1 M/SPN, 1 DH/SPN)
Total - 177 (18 less than 2008)

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

I now have fic published in 20 fandoms: Numb3rs, Supernatural, Heroes, Criminal Minds, The Unit, Psych, Bones, Miracles, Brimstone, Cupid, Blood Ties, Primeval, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Firefly, Burn Notice, Dollhouse, Leverage, The Mentalist and Castle. The last four on that list were added in 2009.

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

So I reached my goals for myself in 2009: I wrote fewer fic and rewrote more of them to try for better quality, I tested my ability to write long fic by signing up for five big bangs which I completed and I put a serious dent in my unpublished/partial fic lists. While my goal is to write a lot less fic in 2010, I'm always going to be working to make my writing better and my to do list smaller.

There never seems to be a sufficient 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 offer me your time and energy in return for woefully insufficient thanks and I want you to know how grateful I am to you for it.

To the lovely people on my F-list: I pretty much started withdrawing socially from LJ last year and I've never been much of a fic reader so I'm sorry for my absence in your LJ comments and in your lives. You deserve a better friend than I, but I am grateful for those who still welcome me with open arms when I do manage to show up. I don't deserve you, but thank you for being there and being such good people.

Thank you as well to all the people who read my fic: regulars, passers-by and lurkers. I may write it for myself, but it means a great deal to me that you find my stories worthy of your time. I welcome you all to leave a comment, even just one. I am always happy to greet those who delurk and you may find that interaction is far more engaging than just sitting back and watching. The world is full of opportunities to reach out: try it.

Please read Confession Part 2 for more comments.


Emma DeMarais
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on January 3rd, 2010 08:30 pm (UTC)
Confession Part 2
The majority of my output is drabbles and flashfic, so for those of you who like longer fic I'm including short lists below of some of my longer pieces from 2009. I managed five big bangs this year so I definitely challenged myself to write longer fic than I had in the past and more of it.

Longer Fic:

Numb3rs: Virtue (100K+!), Harbor House, The Long and Winding Road, Five Walls, The Far End of Infinity, East of the Sun and West of the Moon, A Day in the Life, Dodger Blue, Leaving Las Vegas, The Bitter Cold, No Good Here, Grounded, Morphine, Jet Black (This list in order by size.)

Supernatural: Alternate Realities (Big Bang!)

Criminal Minds: Blood and Roses, Point of Impact, Red Hands Black Heart (Big Bang!)

Torchwood: Clouds on a Clear Night, Fingertips Touching Reality's Face (Big Bang!), The Chill That Steals

Burn Notice: Lock and Keys, Old Associates

Miracles: Sins of the Father (Big Bang!)

Crossovers: A Different Kind of Hunter, A Good Man is Hard to Kill, Across the Universe, Constant Companion (Big Bang!), Hazardous Duty, Wall to Wall

A note about Viceworld and Virtue:
Unlike Vice (my first N3 novel), Virtue was published entirely in 2009, not over the course of two years so no carry over from year to year! The first prequel, Homicide, was started during NaNo last November and I hope to write the rest of it (50K was sadly not enough for that tale) and complete the publishing of it in 2010. I'm also looking at the possibility of writing and publishing Sin, the Megan-centric spin off series this year. So more Viceworld to come!