5) If you had to choose a favourite out of all of your multi chaptered stories, which would it be and why?
I think it would come down to either To Wise to To Woo Peaceably – which has everyone’s favourite fanfic trope, Fake Dating – or Best Laid Plans. Mostly because the way Best Laid Plans plays with time is probably closer to the kind of things I like to do in my original writing.
Also, neither of them was as complicated to plot or as upsetting to write as You Were Always On My Mind. Writing about the assault from Amy’s perspective was not easy – it was an interesting writing challenge to depict a character who is trying desperately to be logical and assess her options while being, for very good reasons, completely distraught, but it wasn’t a FUN one. The final chapter, where we see her start to face what happened to her and come to terms with it was particularly difficult to write – on one level it happens because she is finally starting to feel safe and secure with Dan, but on another…Amy does not not WANT to face her feelings about it, at all, and it is literally painful for her.
I wish I could say Behind the Scenes, but some chapters were a lot more fun to write than others. It also contains my exploration of their backstory, which I’ve always wanted to know people’s opinions of (I think it got maybe two or three reviews?). Admittedly, that’s a topic I might revisit, depending on what we learn in season seven (at least some of those blanks are going to be filled in eventually, right), but I’m really curious if people think I got it, in broad strokes, right.