4. How many fic ideas are you nurturing right now? Care to share one of them?
If fics were eggs, I’d be sitting on about five of them right now. Mostly they’re shorts, but I do have a longer one-shot almost ready to be beta-read called The Schwarzchild Radius. It’s a post-Satan Pit thing. It’ll be done kind of as soon as the story can decide if it wants to be smutty or not. Also, I’m working on a long-fic outline right now, it’s less an AU (it started out as one) than it is about Dimension Canon Rose on one of her more bizarre jumps.
13. What’s the best writing advice you’ve ever come across?
Just get it on the page. You can edit it later. I know this is hard to do, but especially for me—someone who can literally spend an hour on one paragraph trying to make it sound the way I want it to—this is the key to finishing projects. Get the general idea out on paper, get to the end. The first draft of anything is not great, most of the work in writing is editing. You can polish that draft up all you want, but you’ll never get there if you’re still halfway through trying to adjust your language texture on a sentence without even bothering to finish writing the scene.
31. Do you take liberties with canon or are you very strict about your fic being canon compliant?
I’m strict about canon in general—which is stupid, really, because often times canon is pretty restrictive and sometimes I don’t even agree with it. I think it it’s something established as canon, it’s pretty hard to write around it anyway unless you’re going AU/UA/whatever you call that. If it’s something that’s left open, that’s a little easier, but honestly once I’ve decided something in my head—it’s hard for me to get around it. So yes, most often canon compliant. This is probably why I can’t seem to write an AU.