Hi there! I just got down reading like every story you've ever written (god that makes me sound stalkerish) and I have to say they are amazing! You're Lily Luna story even inspired a story for me to work on when I have writers block for the story I'm currently working on. Now that I'm done gushing over your awesomeness on to the questions.
1- You seem to have a lot of stories about pregnancy. What inspired you to write them as teenage pregnancy is such a touchy subject? (even though I totally agree with what you said in response to a previous question about MTV glamourizing teen pregnancy. My best friends have both been through it and trust me they didn't have enough money to get their nails done or go tanning.)
2- Does music inspire you to write and if so what kind of music?
3- What inspired you to actually write?
4- Do you ever relate to anything you put your characters through?
5- What gave you ideas for your stories
6- Are you going to continue with your Lily Luna story because I am totally obsessed with it!
That's all I can think of to ask. Thanks for sharing your writing with us Harry Potter fan fiction people and keep up with the amazing writing!
xx Dancing_Queen xx
First of all I am extremely sorry for the late reply, I really should check this more often.
Second, you can stalk all you like
Third, thank you!!! I'm glad you got inspired!!!
On to the questions,
1.You seem to have a lot of stories about pregnancy. What inspired you to write them as teenage pregnancy is such a touchy subject? (even though I totally agree with what you said in response to a previous question about MTV glamourizing teen pregnancy. My best friends have both been through it and trust me they didn't have enough money to get their nails done or go tanning.)
It is a touchy subject and I think what inspired me is that there are shows on MTV which glamourise it and it annoys me because there are girls out there who don't get paid to be on a show about their pregnancy and these days it is becoming a more normal thing. I know know girls who are great mums, one didn't really have the best life but when she got pregnant she changed and she is a really good mum. I can count at least ten girls I know who are/were teen mums and I've seen the things they've gone through thanks to social networking as well as knowing them. The other thing was that, as mad as it sounds I've always wanted kids at a young age and according to my friends I'm the mother hen of our group and they think I'm most likely to get pregnant/married first. I think what made this 'thing' is that when I was little I was always girly and I loved my dolls and prams which I kept in perfect condtion, they all had names and I had this whole little world inside my head as well as that, I've always been surrounded by babies/children and my dream job would be a midwife.
2. Does music inspire you to write and if so what kind of music?
There are some songs which inspire things but mainly music motivates me, especially if I'm really stuck on a chapter. I don't have a specific genre that I listen to but it's mainly the songs on my i-pod which range from soundtracks from films, rock, 80's and 90's music and pop.
3. What inspired you to actually write?
The first thing I read was Delicate and then I think I saw this fact somewhere saying JK once stated it was going to be Fred and Hermione instead of Ron and this made me think what would happen if she did fall for Fred. I wrote a few little notes saying who was in it, when it was set and started writing. I wrote three chapters and I posted them one by one, looking back now the story is appalling because of spelling/grammar and the tense changes which make me cringe.
4. Do you ever relate to anything you put your characters through?
Yes, I do. In My Summer Of Love, Rose is nervous and shy when it comes to boys and she never says who she likes either. I've had various crushes over the years and not once did I tell my friends, I am a shy person but I think around boys I'm even worse (unless their my friends). Lovely Lily is such a sad one-shot but what happened to Lily nearly happened to me, and I wouldn't be here answering these lovely questions if I hadn't of got out of my bad place.
5. What gave you ideas for your stories?
The Prankster and the Bookworm (Fred/Hermione) - As I said above it was fact that JK Rowling stated and it went from there.
My Journey On... - This was inspired by this (12+) image I saw on tumblr and I knew I wanted to write something where Fred went to a place similar to where Harry went in Deathly Hallows and the image just really added the extra spark.
Not An Only Child - This was written for a challenge and I remembered what my one younger cousin had said when her mother told her she was pregnant again and how she wished she was an only child. I also found a lot of fan art of the Potter's which sort of inspired little James Sirius, Albus and Lily.
When One Story Ends, Another One Begins - The plot is not actually mine but one I picked up in the plunny thread. But inspiration for writing it came not only from the_seeker whose plot it is but from things I had seen or music I had heard.
Lovely Lily - I wanted to write something that I have also experienced and that as morbid as it sounds was death. The plot was how Lily had been bullied and had taken her own life and how Ginny was grieving. Like Lily I have been bullied and I was in such a bad place at one point I thought of what Lily did.
Lily Luna Potter And My Teenage Confessions - It started out when I relaised there were similarities between me and Lily such as being the only and youngest girl, a big family, two older brothers... and I think because of reading Delicate and that I hadn't seen a lot (if any) teen pregnancies where it was Lily II.
The Art Of Being Ally - I wanted to do something that I'd never seen before and that was where the girl had no idea who the father was because there were three possible ones and I had, had a plot bunny of Neville's children running around and alas the story was born.
My Summer Of Love - I wrote this as part of a challenge for a summer romance story and my character was Rose.
Aphrodite - I saw the banner over at TDA and it was gorgeous and it just struck up a plunny and I knew I wanted to write something a little more upbeat, happy and full of fluff. I also watch a lot of the TV show called New Girl and the character Jess reminded me of Aphrodite in ways.
How One Night Changed My Life Forever... - I originally wrote it for a teenage pregnancy challenge and this story kind of reflects the harder sides of being a teen/young mum, although the chapters which show that are not up yet there are things like Molly doesn't have the support of her mother.
Unexpected Parenthood - I was out at a nature reserve type place and the idea came to me about a young girl deciding not to tell the guy she had been dating she was pregnant. All of these idea's just started flowing and Flick, her family, my OC's and the plot was born.
6. Are you going to continue with your Lily Luna story because I am totally obsessed with it!
I will at some point and I swear I will finish it even if it kills me as Lily Luna is my baby because it was my first proper story and my first novel. I have the ending planned out and it's always been the same since the start give or take a few things. I have other parts of the story planned and I've even got ideas for spins offs, a sequel (possible) and a prequel about how Lily and Jake met and how Jake's feelings develop as it's all from his point of view.
My main focus right now is Molly II because I have nearly completed writing it, it's just a matter of uploading and Flick/Albus as I have a fair amount of future chapters written. I need to re-read Lily to get the feel and flow of it back once I've completed Molly because I've lost muse for it at the moment.
Thank you so much for your questions,
Edited by potterfan310, 24 August 2013 - 08:50 AM.