Oooo....Trying to make me think...I like it!
1. What made you decide to write "Out of The Ruins"?
Tee hee...I guess this is where my narcissism comes shining through. I really didn't like Snape being killed off in DH, and was really interested in what would have happened to him if he had survived. I always imagined him being incredibly uncomfortable in having his true feelings and nature exposed especially to Harry and wanted to see what that would look like.
2. What inspired you to include an OC in "Out of The Ruins"?
This was actually a difficult one for me since I have never been a huge fan of OCs. However, I could not see any cannon characters being able to be enough removed from both Harry & Snape to be able to serve as an adequate and non-partial buffer between the two of them which I thought would be essential in order to create the mentor relationship between them that I was seeking.
3. When you are finished with the story, do you plan to write a sequel?
Oh dear...I'm not even sure. Right now I can't even see myself ending this any time soon. LOL! Which I guess I should probably think about huh... I suppose every story needs an ending. I guess it would all depend on how quickly I get through the next 19 years.
4. Do you plan to write another fanfic that involves Harry and Severus with a different plot?
Hey! Have you been snooping through my notes? LOL! Actually I have been working on one. As I said in a previous entry I am fascinated with "What if?" scenarios. SO...in my current idea in progress the "What if" centers around Harry & Severus and what would have happened in second year if the Weasley brothers had never stolen the car and rescued Harry themselves. Super fun stuffs! LOL!
Thanks a bunch for the questions! And FYI...Chapter 19 should be finished & submitted by the weekend.