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Some fic that I wrote

Relatedly, I was listening to a podcast where someone had come up with five types of perfectionists. I am definitely a procrastinator perfectionist: someone who doesn't start things because they're perfect in their head and once they start they're no longer perfect. I know this because there is fic in my head that I absolutely will write. I came across the outline for one the other day and it was almost exactly a year old.

But I wrote some fic that I had deadlines for.

First there was [info]genfreeformexchange, the one ficathon I said last year that I wanted to do this year. I've never done an exchange with freeforms before and there were just so many to choose from. It was relatively easy (but lengthy) to choose the ones I wanted because I just needed to think about what sort of fic I wanted. But when it came to what I was offering to write I thought I'd put some freeforms in, see what people signed up for and then update them accordingly.

And then no one signed up for any of the things I'd requested (except for one person who signed up between me going to bed and the deadline, but none of the freeforms overlapped). But as I was looking through the requests I saw one I really wanted to write. It was just in a fandom I'd never written in before, which was daunting. In the end I enjoyed writing it.

The Redemption Paradox (3479 words) by paranoidangel
Fandom: Leverage
Rating: General Audiences
Relationships: Breanna Casey & Harry Wilson
Characters: Harry Wilson (Leverage), Breanna Casey, Alec Hardison
Additional Tags: Time Travel, Causal loop, Predestination Paradox
Summary: There's a conspiracy Harry is shut out of, and cryptic code Hardison's sent to Breanna, which is weird enough. But then Harry and Breanna find themselves faced with his past self.

At the same time I was writing my [info]unconventionalcourtship. I love this ficathon because it is silly, although I went serious and angsty. It's in a fandom no one will read, which was very freeing, in comparison to writing Leverage.

Although it still took a while. The thing about romance summaries is that they tend to end in a question and of course the answer in the original book is yes. But in fic it could go either way. In my first draft I had it as a yes, but then thought it's too easy a yes. I went back to canon and realised my problem was it was also a too easy yes in there... I am now happier that the answer addresses the problems with their relationship.

A Wedding Reunion (1112 words) by paranoidangel
Fandom: Mr. Selfridge (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Relationships: Grace Calthorpe/Gordon Selfridge
Characters: Grace Calthorpe, Gordon Selfridge
Additional Tags: Angst, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence
He was the love she lost…
Now he’s back.

When Grace Calthorpe called off her relationship with Gordon Selfridge she thought she’d lost him forever. Now he’s back and both find themselves at the same wedding. Can the magical setting help heal the past, and allow them both to trust their hearts again…?

And then I also want to mention the fic I got for [info]genfreeformexchange. I'd totally forgotten what I asked for, but had been in the mood for some (angsty) Pike fic. I got some very timely Pike & Spock fic with friendship and angst!
Strange Old Worlds (2411 words) by lomelinde
Fandom: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Relationships: Christopher Pike & Spock
Characters: Christopher Pike, Spock (Star Trek), Number One | Una Chin-Riley (Star Trek)
Additional Tags: Exploration, Friendship, Mind Meld, Emotional Hurt/Comfort, Angst
Summary: Pike and Spock on an away mission exploring the ruins of an ancient civilization.