I love the Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare. The world is huge and there's so much to do with it. As such, I knew that I had to Make a fanfiction about it. Now, most fanfictions about the Mortal Instruments are, sadly, All Human and focus on their relationships with each other. I didn't want to do that. I wanted to show the relationships they have with each other in the fantasy world the Cassandra Clare created. The world is what I fell in love with after all. No sense in changing it.
But one of the things that always bugged me about the first book is how Hodge betrayed the people he loved for his freedom. Moreover, how it was only possible because Clary took the Mortal Cup out of the tarot card for him to see. Seeing as I'm a Slytherin, I wanted to explore what would have happened if Hodge was a bit more cunning when dealing with Valentine and the ramifications of that.
Afterward, the story exploded. I started watching the tv show and began incorporating the characters and plot from the show into it. I really wanted to bring the world to life.