Ugh, why do people have to be so rude?
I'm in the process of writing a monstrously epic fic over at fanfiction. Its up to 61 chapters and I'm barely halfway through with it.
In the beginning I would get tons of feedback and positive response. And of course like all stories it died down a little. But I tried to remain positive. And then I begged for reviews and I got nasty messages from people about. Which really pissed me off because it was something I rarely did and other writers do it all the time. Not to mention that some of them even withhold chapters until they get a certain amount of reviews. I would never do that, so I guess you could say that I was and still am offended.
So anyways Im currently in the middle of a 12 chapter story arc that I worked really freakin hard on. I knew when I wrote it that some people wouldnt like it and I was prepared for that. I just figured that some of them would wait til it was over to review or skip over it. What I didnt expect was nasty negative reviews. I still put alot of time and effort into this arc regardless of how the readers feel about it and I totally believe that everyone is entitled to their own opinion but sometimes its better to keep your opinion to yourself.
I'm saying this because I got a particularly negative review this morning and it really hurt my feelings. As if this day isn't depressing and annoying enough, first thing this morning I open my email to read that. So yeah, my mood is officially soured.
I used to enjoy writng and I dont anymore because of the negative feedback. In fact I haven't written anything to follow up after the story arc is done. And now I most likely won't. I always said I would never abandon the fic but its better than deleting the fic completely (which is what I really feel like doing right now.)
Ugh, who knows maybe I'll change my mind between now and the end of the arc but as of right now, I won't be continuing that fic or writing any others.
So this post is basically me just complaining.
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