On another note, would any of you be interested in a bit of "how I write" meta? I use speech recognition software, and I thought it might be interesting to go into how that affects my writing process.
1. More one-shots with various characters and pairings.
2. The C/Hr. Harry dies in GoF Hermione and Cedric travel in time to try to set things right. 20,000-25,000 words
3. AU. After OotP Severus wishes for a world where he never called Lily a mudblood and married her. Harry wishes for a world where Sirius never died. They get their wish. Unfortunately, it's also a world where Voldemort is on the brink of victory, James is a DE, Hermione is ignorant of magic, and Remus, Ron, and Dumbledore are dead. Harry, Lily, Luna, a very bitter Ginny and others team up to fight Voldemort. Snape/Lily, and Harry/Luna feature, but it's mostly a war story with a strong emphasis on the familial bond between Snape/Harry/Lily. 50,000+ words
Word count: 6600
Summary: TAS based. The Hobgoblin escapes from prison. Felicia faces her demons.
( The Hobgoblin's Return )
Two things I've noticed. My gen fics tend to have a higher percentage of substantive comments vs. "that was cute" etc. than my romance fics (except "Turnabout," which got some amazing reviews). I'm not sure why that is. The other is that popularity does not necessarily correlate with how much I liked it. "Second Kisses" is by far my most popular fics, but it's nowhere close to my personal favorite of my fics. My favorite is my springtime_gen fic, and the jury's still out on that one. The anonymity is killing me. I want to take it, post it to every comm I can find and scream: I WROTE THIS!!! Heh. I'm sure I'm not the only exchange author who feels that way. May 22 is a long way away.
I'd also like to rec a beautiful springtime_gen story: Half-Sick of Shadows The author has an excellent grasp of language and metaphor and captures Merope very well. Go read it. Go read the other entries too. There's some good stuff being written.
The Spider-Man fic is going well and should be done by the end of the week. My beta is going to kill me. Everyone uses so many aliases in canon that sometimes it feels like you can't tell the players without a scorecard.
ETA: And they've started posting. Now I can start worrying over how many reviews I'll get and whether my recipient will like it.
I've purchased the first three volumes of Ultimate Spider-Man from Amazon. I've always wanted to get into comics, but I found the continuity too intimidating. I'm taking the plunge now because I find myself growing bored and frustrated with the Harry Potter fandom. I'm not leaving, but I need a new hobby. Anyobody got any other recs for titles I should try? (Keeping in mind that while I know who the major players are in Marvel and DC, my previous exposure to comics is one Batman omnibus). Also nothing too graphic or adult.
phil_urich wrote me a lovely Peter/Felicia Spider-man fic. You can read it here. *beats own plot bunny away with a stick*
The hermionebigbang fic is back on track. I fired off a new plot bunny to my beta. While I was typing it out it turned into a genuine outline. Hopefully this one will go better.