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21 August 2006 @ 09:29 pm
HP Fic: Interview with the Hero  
Title: Interview with the Hero
Pairing: Harry/Draco
Rating: R
Word Count: 71,000
Warning: OCs
Disclaimer: JKR is the queen of everything.
Betas: sepiroth01 and terkey, who went above and beyond the call of duty to help me make this fic as good as it could be.
Summary: At the age of twenty-five, Draco is confronted with the past he'd rather not remember and the questions that still need answering. Still, a little Slytherin guile goes a long way. The only problem is that he might discover more than he bargained on about the people he thought he knew.
Author's Note: A very special thank you to jehnt, who consented to making this awesome banner so that I could feel special. (And also because I begged.) Regarding the title: it is a piss-take of -- not a homage to -- Anne Rice's film book.
Dedication: Which is where I get schmoopy. I'd like to dedicate this to a lot of people, but I fear they would then feel obligated to read it. A blanket dedication to everyone who likes/puts up with my writing must suffice.
Feedback: Oh, no thanks. [eyeroll] Seriously -- what do you think?

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Prologue | One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six | Seven | Eight | Nine | Ten | Eleven | Twelve | Thirteen | Fourteen | Fifteen | Sixteen | Epilogue
Current Location: crying about Dr Cox
Current Mood: nervousnervous
Current Music: Take My Breath Away (Berlin)
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: An interview icon -- Harryscoradh on August 25th, 2006 10:04 pm (UTC)
I quote a quote quoted by someone -- 'Talking about writing is like opening the oven door on a souffle.' I don't like to do it unless asked because, well, it's exposing the man behind the curtain. And most people want the Emerald City.

But, because I value what you're saying and want you to understand why it is the way it is: I really didn't have much control, here. I wrote most of this last summer and left it untouched for a whole year. By the time I came back to it, I had little to no idea how it was supposed to end. Sure, I could pick up on my own foreshadowing, but that was it.

Still, I didn't want to let 50,000 words go to waste -- so I finished it. Then I got sick of it ... it wasn't the story I wanted to write. Nothing ever is, but some things come closer than others -- closer than this. It was too long, there were too many plot-threads, I didn't know what to DO.

So I guess what I'm saying is: you're right. I should have done a lot of things, but mostly they were things I couldn't see until they were pointed out in this context.

Please tell me if there's anything more. This is my only forum for learning and I do want to make the most of it!
Shezanshezan on August 26th, 2006 04:15 am (UTC)
Look, you're speaking to the woman who DOES NOT FINISH her fics, and is currently agonising over a couple of drabbles. I can totally empathise with coming back to something I'd left for a while, and not being able to pick up all the threads. If this were a book to be published, I'd go at you and tell you to make more of Angus, and foreshadow Blaise's evilness a bit more, and possibly to get more mileage of Harry knowing "Michel" is Draco and beginning to warm to him when he's told so casually about Narcissa's death (and that was a superb plt twist, BTW), etc. etc. (Poor Achilles! He's such a nice complex character, too!) But this is a fanfic, and it was a joy to read, and you'll be writing something else soon, having learned from this, so - enjoy the feeling of accomplishment!