PlaceToHide.net Interview with Renee P

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Title: PlaceToHide.net Interview with Renee P
Interviewer: Bethany
Interviewee: Renee P
Date(s): January 2010
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Hanson
External Links: January 2010 Author: Renee P. – Spotlights, Archived version
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In 2010, Renee P was interviewed by Bethany for the spotlights section of her website PlaceToHide.net.

See others in the series at PlaceToHide.net Interview Series.

Some Excerpts

It was a little bit after Middle of Nowhere came out (1997-ish) and my dad told us that we got the internet! It was AOL of course. I found out about the online Hanson fandom within days of learning how to work the internet. I signed up for these Hanson email groups that sent out little newsletters filled with pics of the boys and fan fiction. I thought it was the most brilliant idea at the time- writing about the boys and posting your work for the fans to read. I ended up having my inbox filled to the brim with Hanfic email newsletters and after reading story after story I became inspired. I began to write my own and even got my other Hanson fan friends to collaborate. I also joined the Angelfire bandwagon and set up my own little webpage for my fanfic. It was the greatest feeling in the world to write Hanfic, still is, but there’s no greater high than that first year writing chapters among chapters of what I thought would be the most amazing Hanfic ever! It makes me smile just thinking about it. Good times.
[on her writing process] Slow and full of procrastination! Seriously, life has caught up with me and it’s so difficult to find the time to write like I used to, but I refuse to give up. Writing Hanfic still gives me that satisfied thrill to this day, but I need to devote more time to doing it. Back in junior high and high school though, I would churn out like several chapters a day. My brain still thinks the same way it did back then, but my fingers won’t allow it. Being a mom, I have to plan out when I will sit down and work on stuff. Also, I don’t waste my time writing something just to write down a fantasy. I focus on story ideas with major plot lines and character development. If it bores me just thinking about it but the idea for a fic sounds like it could be fun to write, I’ll still scratch it. So, needless to say, I don’t update often because when I do begin a new story I want it to be the best that it can be. I’m also OCD and get frustrated when I have too many unfinished fanfics lying around the site. Which reminds me, I should get to working on some of those soon…