Ask the Author: dugindeep
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|Title:||Ask the Author: dugindeep|
|Date(s):||August 18, 2011|
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Hi! I'm dugindeep, and as a little bit of background on me: I started writing fanfic in college during the heyday of the Backstreet Boys. It wasn't very good, and it was all het, all the time. I stopped writing fanfic in 2003, but picked it back up with a little thing called Supernatural. I was reading my first slash story in April 2009 and in the summer, I tried a little experiment that was supposed to be just 2-3K (TOPS) of ad-ex!Jensen and security-guard!Jared, but it turned into 20k (and a dozen timestamps) of Why I'm Talking to You. Since then, I've written far more than I had ever imagined I would (in fandom or anywhere), but it's impossible to ignore the draw of bringing Jared and Jensen together in a million different ways, primarily in an AU setting.
In the beginning, I wrote at work (meep) and on the train and at home, and pretty much was always trying to write something. These days, with work and life so busy, it's mostly at home (sometimes on my lunchbreak), in my big arm chair with the laptop desk. I have a new rule (that I don't always follow) that I don't write unless I'm excited about the story, and usually those times, it just flows and flows and flows. I also try to stick to one story at a time. I have like five WIPs that I would love to crank out, and I often think/daydream about, but I always make myself finish a story I've started before I start the next big one - little, random fics and memes are excluded from this rule ;-)