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Fanfic by the Numbers

Ganked from the lovely doctorxdonna, this is a meme of writing statistics. I have quite a few weird patterns in my writing, which you can see below.

Total Words Written: 264,847
Total Stories Written: 60
Time Active in the Fanfic Community: 1 year, 257 days
Average Words Written Per Month: 13,242
Average Short Story Length: 2,493


  • Multi-Chapter: 8.3%
  • Doctor Who Related: 98.3%
  • Doctor Who Crossover Fic: 5.0%
  • Rated All Ages/General Audience/G/K: 98.3%
  • Rated Teen and Up/PG-13: 1.7%
  • Rated Adult and Up/M/R: 0%
  • That Have Won Awards: 5.0%
  • That Are Part of A Series: 48.3%
  • Stories That Are < 1000 words: 23.3%
  • Stories That Are 1000 - 3000 words: 38.3%
  • Stories That Are 3000 - 5000 words: 20%
  • Stories That Are 5000 - 10000 words: 10%
  • Stories That Are > 10000 words: 8.3%
  • Related to Chameleon Arches: 35%

Percentages of Stories That Feature:

  • the 1st Doctor: 5.0%
  • the 2nd Doctor: 5.0%
  • the 3rd Doctor: 5.0%
  • the 4th Doctor: 5.0%
  • the 5th Doctor: 3.3%
  • the 6th Doctor: 3.3%
  • the 7th Doctor: 0%
  • the 8th Doctor: 3.3%
  • the 9th Doctor: 5.0%
  • the War Doctor: 8.3%
  • the 10th Doctor: 38.3%
  • the 11th Doctor: 18.3%
  • the 12th Doctor: 0%
  • no Doctors: 38.3%
  • no Doctors or Companions: 16.7%
  • Rose Tyler: 5.0%
  • Donna Noble: 15%
  • River Song: 1.7%
  • Amy Pond: 6.7%
  • Rory Williams: 5.0%
  • Clara Oswald: 3.3%
  • Reinette: 3.3%

The one non-Doctor Who story I've written was for the Harry Potter universe.


( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 7th, 2015 06:37 am (UTC)
It's so interesting to see it all laid out. Like, you don't realize some of the patterns are there at first until you see the numbers.
Jun. 7th, 2015 02:52 pm (UTC)
Yes! I was especially pleased to see the words/month. I usually just write when I feel like, and it doesn't feel that it's all that much (especially right now when I'm not writing anything; RL is such a pain!), but the idea of writing approximately four short stories a month is very satisfying.

The stat that makes me laugh the most is the 35% of them that are chameleon arch-related. I just love that concept and can't get away from it!
Jun. 7th, 2015 10:30 pm (UTC)
I was kinda surprised a couple of times. For instance, I was surprised to see there was only a 10% difference between the number of stories featuring Rose vs Donna. I expected it to swing higher in Donna's favor, and it did, but not as high as I would've expected. I thought it had to be at least 50%, if not higher, but it was only 42.5% That, and the 40% babyfic thing. That's an awfully high number, considering I don't have or desire children myself. But for some reason, I love to give my characters (well, my borrowed characters) babies. Although it does make some sense, because Donna always did want children, and I do like to make my characters happy most of the time. I was not surprised at all to see that 75% of my stories feature Tennant in some capacity. That was another number I expected to be higher than it was.

And damn, you've written a lot in less than 2 years! That's something to be proud of. :D
Jun. 9th, 2015 11:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It's very amazing to me to see how much I've written! I hope I can keep it up! Though right now, I haven't had any time to write. Soon, soon...

I was surprised myself that Ten is only in 38% of my stories - I thought that would have been much higher. The one that really surprised me, though, was that 38% of my stories have no Doctor in them. That's just weird.
Jun. 10th, 2015 12:14 am (UTC)
I don't think I've ever written a fic without the Doctor in it. Even the double drabble from the TARDIS' perspective I did made mention of him. Now I'm curious about the stories with no Doctor that you've written.
Jun. 10th, 2015 12:27 am (UTC)
The majority of them are from my short story collection "A Teacher and a Housemaid", which is about John Smith's time at the Farringham School for Boys. Since they're about John's life at the school, I don't count them as Doctor stories. I have a couple of stories about Tim Latimer (one in that collection, the other is "And He's Wonderful"), one about Reinette ("A Lady's Nightmare") (and another that's really about Reinette but has the Doctor in passing, "The Man in the Fireplace"), two about Donna ("Boxing Day", "The Number"), and one about Caeciliu's family after they re-established themselves in Rome after Pompeii ("Out of Ashes"). They're on my AO3 account, and also listed in my ficlist at the top of my journal. :)
Jun. 10th, 2015 06:36 am (UTC)
Ah, yes, I've read a couple of those, actually. I'll have to add the rest to my insanely long reading list.
Jun. 8th, 2015 02:58 am (UTC)
Wow!! You have some amazing stats!

Jun. 8th, 2015 07:57 pm (UTC)
Interesting! And you've written for almost all Doctors, brilliant! :D
Jun. 9th, 2015 11:40 pm (UTC)
Yes, these stats have been very informative! I really do want to write for more Doctors, as I love them all and they all have such unique stories to tell. I just seem to default to Ten. :P
Jun. 12th, 2015 07:43 pm (UTC)
Haha, we all have our favourites! ;P
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