Meteor shower of the day: The Quadrantids
Since everyone’s doing it…
What was one of the best fandom things that happened to you in 2003?
Stargate! If it weren’t for Jerie getting me addicted to Stargate, I’d be out of fandom completely by now. Instead I have a fun new show with snappy dialogue and real sci in the fi - or at least slightly better technobabble than Trek.
What was one of the worst fandom things that happened to you in 2003?
I’m pretty sure there was more Internet Troll activity, or I wouldn’t have written Goodbye Internet Trolls, but like the man said, For you have the troll always with you; but me you have not always. I think the worst thing was how we last few Trek holdouts seemed to give up on fandom this year. ENT hammered the final nail into the coffin of Trek fandom in 2003.
What fandom thing do you want to accomplish in the coming year?
I want to finish my revision of Colony, and maybe dig a few other bits of fic out of the UFO folder for posting. Mainly, though, I want to retire from Trek.
What fandom thing in 2003 do you feel was your greatest accomplishment?
What fandom thing that you did in 2003 do you wish you could erase?
I didn’t do enough fandom stuff to regret any of it.
Looking back, did you write more fic than you thought you would this year, less, or about the same?
I wrote many more drabbles than I expected to produce in a lifetime, but otherwise very little fic. I didn’t write that much last year, either, though, so it’s about the same.
What pairing/genre/fandom did you write that you would never have predicted in January 2003?
I wrote a drabble in all 5 Trek fandoms, which is 4 more than I ever expected to write in. The Khan obsession also came out of the blue and is all Jerie’s fault.
What’s your favorite story of the year? Not the most popular, but the one that makes you happiest.
My favorite story is one I never quite wrote - the true story of Khan. I have bits of it scattered in posted and unposted stories, but the real story is only in my head.
Did you take any writing risks this year? (See above for unexpected pairings, etc.) What did you learn from them?
I don’t believe in “taking risks” or “challenging yourself.” I believe in writing what you want to write when you want to write it. However, most of my perpetual revisions to Colony were made this year for the specific purpose of writing a novel (as opposed to the outline of a novel).
Do you have any fanfic or profic goals for the New Year?
My fanfic goals are to finish Colony and retire from Trek. My profic goals are not nearly so specific - I’m not even sure whether I want to finish a novel this year or just stick to short stories. My all-purpose goal is to find the muse and drag her out of whatever seedy bar she’s holed herself up in. At this point I don’t care if she writes profic or Stargate, just as long as she writes something.
The truth is, I’m in this writing thing for the muse high. When she’s not around, it’s way too much work for my naturally lazy disposition.