More than a year ago, I wrote a quick comment fic
in response to the prompt: Avengers movieverse, Tony/+Loki, Instead of becoming a supervillain when he fell to Earth Loki somehow ended up as Tony Stark's personal assistant.
Now, some eighteen months and 29K words (not to mention a new degree, a new job, and a new residence) later, I have finally completed Tony's New Assistant
(also on AO3
). It kind of got away from me (darn trickster Loki!) and I finally managed to complete it less by the standard method of tying up all the loose ends as by my own method of tying up some of them and declaring that the rest are really decorative fringe. (It's not a bug, it's a feature!)
The experience makes me even more impressed by those authors who somehow manage to keep an epic story going for years on end. I enjoyed writing the fic, but, dear god, I am glad that it's finally completed.