1. You have a lot of WIPs on your author's page - do you find it hard to manage them all?
Sometimes. I've had to get in the habit of getting an outline done for each story so the story thread is easier to pick up. What I'm also finding difficult is spreading my writing time evenly to the open stories. I also have many more stories that I've typed in their information and they are waiting to be written.
2. When you originally started writing, the last few books hadn't been released. After your return, do you find writing fanfiction to be a very different experience? If so, do you think it's better or worse?
I think writing stories now to be better mainly because the canon has been completed. Even some of the back story, the information that wasn't included in the books has been released. I also think more people are more lenient now than they were before when leaving reviews on your stories.
3. I know that you expanded Falling Into Darkness from a one-shot into a short story collection. What inspired you to do this, and are there any other characters you'd like to explore as part of this in the future?
After having written the first chapter for the Gryffindor challenge, I got to thinking about the other dark wizards and witches that we've seen or read about in the books. My first thought was to write a one-shot about each dark wizard/witch, but I quickly realized that wouldn't work. Since I would have titled each one "Falling into Darkness, part #", I decided to make the original story a collection of one-shots.
I have Severus Snape, Tom Riddle, Lucius Malfoy and Salazar Slytherin lined up. I've been considering when exactly they began their way on the dark path. But of these characters, I haven't seen any one definable instance of when they turned dark which is why these stories have taken longer to post. Though two of them are in work.
I also have Bellatrix on my list, but there is very little backstory that I've found on her. I haven't decided if Azkaban just enhanced her attitude or if she was that intense when she was put in Azkaban. I want to make her story believable, but I also don't like writing strong violence or strong language.
4. Which of your stories, to date, are you proudest of?
This is a hard decision, each story is a first for me. If I needed to choose one, I'd choose "Writing a Fairytale" because it has my first Original Character in it with pretty much an original cast.
5. Was it difficult to continue with your pre-Deathly Hallows stories after a break in writing them and the release of the book?
It was very difficult. Each posted chapter was short and most sounded like childish writings. I've had to work hard on editing the stories so they sound more realistic as well as increase the word count in each chapter. I also had to rework some elements of my stories to keep them semi-canon and rework the cast a little bit.
6. Is there one genre you like reading but would never attempt to write?
No, I think every genre that I enjoy reading, I have attempted to write in. There is one genre that I don't foresee me writing in and that would be the crossover because while I do read other series, I don't want to mix storylines.
7. Is there a story of yours that you think deserves more attention than it gets?
I know not many people want to read Victorian-era stories, but I wish that "Writing a Fairytale" and "Permelia Bannister and the Tale of Albus" would get a little more attention. The first one has many original characters while the second actually is following Albus Dumbledore and his classmates at Hogwarts. Granted, the story is not written from Albus' viewpoint but another classmate's viewpoint.