Oh my gosh, Helen -- hi! Thanks so much for dropping by! 1.) What do you think about the great reception you've had for Growing up Weasley?
I still don't believe it -- a Dobby, a Snitch, over a hundred reviews and favorites, and it still just sort of blows my mind each time I click on it.
I like to think I'm a fairly humble person (although maybe saying so cancels it out), and the fact that something I wrote got such a large reaction is a bit unbelievable. I am so grateful to everyone who's read and reviewed and favorited, though, and you're definitely included! Without you guys, it really wouldn't have happened, no exaggeration there.2.) Were you sad when you finished writing the last chapter of Growing Up Weasley?
It was a bit of a shock when it was actually over
, especially considering there was a period in April or so where I was going to mark it abandoned. I wasn't as sad as I was upon finishing my first novel, but it only recently hit me that I'd never write about those characters in that specific time period in that way again, and I got a bit depressed.
The epilogue was the very first thing I posted after receiving trusted author status. But if you've read some of my responses to reviews, you'll know I've got something planned that will be a sort of companion collection to it, so mostly I'm feeling excitement about that!3.) Reading or writing?It really depends on the content! I love writing so much -- it's been a massive part of my life for over half of it -- and I wouldn't give it up for the world. I hope to do it as a career someday. But there's nothing comparable to snuggling up with a good, thick book (or fan fic, if you're so inclined), and reading's always been a giant part of my life, too. I could never decide between the two!4.) Did this year turn out like you expected it to?
I'm not sure what I expected, but if anything, I'm not sure it was this.
A Dobby, a Snitch (two, if you count a story that was a finalist), nearly a thousand cumulative reviews, a novel under my belt, one novel nearly completed and currently at 100,000 words, trusted author status... Not to mention returning to the forums in early January after joining in September 2010 and leaving just after Halloween. It's quite a mind-blowing thing to look back on it all. And apart from HPFF there's my first part-time job and my first straight-A semester, so my life's been actually really amazing in 2011! Definitely one of my better years.5.) Whats the next thing you're planning on writing? Fanfiction or otherwise? I've got a ton of things I'm working on at the moment, and I'm really excited about all of them! In The Black is the first book in my Snape/OC trilogy, and it's going to be finished in only 5 chapters or so -- perhaps even before winter break ends! Then, of course, the next two books in that series, which I'm aiming to have all wrapped up by May of 2013, although it will probably be sooner. Another short story collection is in the works -- one chapter's done on that -- and then, someday, a dystopian Ron/Hermione and a Louis Weasley novella are in planning. And as if all that weren't enough, I mean to finish my first original fiction novel by May 2013 as well -- I have 22,000 words of it from NaNo 2011, and I'm really excited to get back to work on that, probably after winter break!
Edited by TenthWeasleyWriter, 22 December 2011 - 07:05 AM.