As for everyone, the year panned out to be one great big steaming cowpat. With all the Covid chaos, fires, floods, plagues of locusts, Brexshit, and to top it all, the end of Supernatural.
I managed to write more fandom words this year than last year. Last year’s word count was quite low, because of the studying I was doing early in 2019 (27,003). I was aiming to be up to about the 30,000 this year, but inspiration has been a little hard to come by, and in the end I finished up on 27,690. So, yes, a bit disappointing, but more than last year so we’ll call it a win anyway!
So, without further ado, here are the fics that made up those words:
GISH Poem written for GISH August 2021
Baby’s Merry Christmas written for the 12 Day’s of Christmas challenge challenge on spn_bigpretzel
I did manage to write 60 drabbles for the two drabble challenges that I take part in. I'm not going to list them all, but you can find them all HERE
Artsy Fartsy Stuff
Happy birthday Millygal
Banner for fic The Man in the Mirror
Colouring – Not Supernatural
Pastel Art - Supernatural
I was busy spamming the heck out of our lovely Jensen and his partners in crime this year, and you can find all my picspams HERE
I had four conventions planned for this year, and unfortunately – like almost everyone else – all my plans were scuppered. The four conventions have all been postponed to 2021. Whether or not they’ll go ahead, or whether or not I’ll even be able to get to them, who knows? We can keep everything crossed!
Because of the lockdown, there were a few one-day GISH challenges, and I took part in three:
spn_bigpretzel is now in its 9th year and still going strong and I am indebted to jj1564 for her invaluable help as co-mod. The Drabbles Every Weekend (DEW) challenge maintains its popularity and regularly produces some great little works. The comm also hosted its flagship challenge, the Spring Fic Exchange, together with The Summer Fun and Sunshine challenge, the Hallowe’en Reverse Micro Bang and the 12 Days of Christmas challenge.
The Mini Mayhem carries on over at spn_on_parade where our resident population of minis continue to perform for around 120 members. Thanks go to my lovely co-mod jj1564 together with all our members who have kept our cute and cosy little bucket o’ crazy rockin' and rollin' for another year.
I was thrilled to be able to take part once again in spn_summergen as an author, and enjoy some great collaborations in spn_reversebang as an artist.
I met up with one of my lovely JIB buddies in February and we went out for dinner in London. We were joined during the evening by Rick Worthy which was a delightful surprise! 21 February
And finally, I continued running the weekly Drabble challenge alongside the lovely vansgroi
So, that was 2020, it's been a funny old year, in which we said a tearful goodbye to our show. I’ve missed catching up with my fandom buddies more than words can say, and all I can say is that 2021 has one job, just one. Be better than 2020, that’s all.
I sincerely hope I’m writing a more positive summary next year. Stay safe everyone, love you all!