1) Your name/penname/handle and title of your serial.
Chad Haakenson/Oniwasabi. I've been Oniwasabi on the internet for a little over two decades, but my work is all publishing with my real name attached! My current serials are The Monster They Deserve (original); Yes, Your Highness (original); and Second String Supers (fan-based).
2) How long have you been writing this serial?
I started writing my original serials in earnest around September 2014. My site went live with them available to read on January 1st, 2015.
3) How long have you been writing at all?
I've been writing stuff since I was about 10 or 11, tried to seriously write something for the first time out of a High School Creative Writing class project (it failed because I couldn't figure out how the middle part went, I really liked my beginning and ending!) and then started writing again around September 2013 when I posted my first online fiction (which was a fan-based spinoff set in Drew Hayes' Super Powereds world)
4) What's your earliest work you can remember (bonus: how terrible was it, can you share it with us and what were the best lessons you learned)?
The earliest work I can remember was extremely terrible. None of it exists anymore. I don't think any of it had a name, but it was some really bad attempts to write high-fantasy fiction stuff.
5) Why did you pick serial writing?
At first because I was posting a fan fiction work based on a serial, on that serial's web site so it made a lot of sense. Later, because I realized that HAVING to post a chapter on a regular schedule keeps me from pulling things back to the editing table to try and tweak them for eternity. Once it's posted somewhere my brain switches over to "Done." I can still make corrections, and even fairly major edits when needed, but until I get that little flag to trigger I will constantly try to re-write things.
6) How did you find WebFictionGuide?
From the bottom of Top Web Fiction, which I found from various vote buttons on a few different serials
7) How much of your story draws upon people in your life, places you live or places you've visited?
Basically none. I'm actually working really hard to make sure that I'm not basing any characters in my current works off of people that I know, and the settings are far enough outside of reality that the rest is mostly making sure that it's all internally consistent instead of based on actual events.
What are you proudest about in your writing?
The fact that I finally made myself do it. I've wanted to do something like this for years, and it took a serial I was reading opening up the setting for fan-made works that finally got me to post something out there. That first step was way harder than it should have been, and the rest of it has been easy in comparison.
9) What are you the most unsure about?
Mostly I'm just nervous that I'm not going to be able to keep up with the serials and have to disappoint a bunch of people. Aside from that, I'd like to save all of my major uncertainties until I manage to finish at least one book's worth of material (that isn't fanfic)
10) Congratulations! Your serial has just achieved all the success you dreamed about! What does that mean for you?
Realistically it means I have several successful ebooks for sale and I can switch my schedule to full time writing and part time at my day job. Hurray!