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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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Feb. 14th, 2010 07:04 pm (UTC)
I know exactly what you mean about negative reviews.

It only takes one dumb person to ruin your day. It's kind of silly though how one bad review weighs on you more then a million good ones.

This happened to me before and I felt crumy that whole week. You just have to write what you want and not care what anybody else thinks.

Not everyone can like everything and I am pretty sure those people who review stories with negative comments just like to complain.

If your story is going a certain way go with the story and the characters. Not on feedback. I take in some feedback when writing a story, but I usually go with my gut.

I've almost deleted a couple of my fics, but more people enjoyed my fic then disliked it.

Just think about all the people waiting for you to update. You have lots more reviews then me on fanfic lol.

Keep Writing.

(Sorry about the long rant, but I have been here and felt the same thing you do.)

Hopefully Tiny Gabriel will cheer you up :)
Feb. 14th, 2010 07:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I needed to hear that and thats kinda why I posted this. Its just good to hear that others go through it too.
Its weird that I have so many reviews over at FF. For some reason I don't really understand people seem to be more willing to review VM fics over there than Syelle fics. It seems to be almost the opposite here. Wonder why that is.
And don't get me wrong Im totally grateful for the ones i have but like you said, one negative review pulls way more weight than a million good ones.
And you are right those people just like to complain. I mean sure sometimes I dont like what is happening but when I review I either don't mention it or I still make for damn sure that the author knows how much I still love the fic (which I think you know from my reviews for your stories).
And don't be sorry about the rant, it made me feel alot better.
Feb. 14th, 2010 07:25 pm (UTC)
It is weird some stories get more reviewed then others.

Negative reviews just throw you off sometimes. And it is always good to rant for needed support.

I really enjoy getting reviews from you and people in general. Good reviws=good mood. Bad reviews=bad mood.

Just to make you feel better I'm gonna post a new chapter of Bishop Bunch :)
Feb. 14th, 2010 07:38 pm (UTC)
"Good reviws=good mood. Bad reviews=bad mood" - So true!

And yay for a new chapter! That will definitely improve my day!
Feb. 14th, 2010 08:01 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry, girly *hugs*

Unfortunately there are far more rude and cruel people willing to speak up online than nice ones. One fic of mine was completely torn apart a few months ago and I really didn't think I'd do another fic because of it.

Anyway, try not to let the assholes get you down - I know it's hard, but if you do then they win. And really, where's the fun in that?
Feb. 14th, 2010 10:47 pm (UTC)
The pep talks are really helping today! I really needed I guess.
You've mentioned the bad feedback from that fic before, which one is it?
And yes I agree, the nice to mean ratio is really off.
I will as always try to keep positive.
Thanks again!
Feb. 14th, 2010 10:57 pm (UTC)
I'm glad!

I have? Crap. I hate when crap like that stays with me. Anyway, here's the fic (and the subsequent comments) http://community.livejournal.com/vmfic_gameon/16114.html (it's mostly Logan/Madison with some Mac/Dick and DoVe - combined I guess I should've known how most of the fandom was going to react >.< )
Feb. 14th, 2010 11:12 pm (UTC)
Don't worry about it, I've said/written stuff in the past that came back to haunt me too. I'm not familiar with that fic, but I just checked out the comments.
You know what I don't get, is why people read fics that they know they wont like. You know like a pairing or theme that they don't like to read about. Why read it then? Just walk away. You know that Im a huge LoVe and DoVe fan, but I don't go trashing other people's ships. And if a fic has something that bothers me I just dont read it, even if its one of my fav authors, I'd rather skip it all together than risk hurting their feelings. Plus there isnt a law saying you have to read it. And I know this might sound shocking to some, but that is why they have these things called 'summaries' to give people an idea of whats to come. *gasp* Crazy I know. ;)
I can definitely see why you were upset about that especially with it being in a comment which makes it public. Ive gotten notes like that but always in a PM.
Ugh people suck sometimes.
But all this ranting and the pep talks are definitely making me not hate this day so much.
So thanks again for that!
Feb. 14th, 2010 11:15 pm (UTC)
LOL! Exactly! I figured I'd thrown in every warning and yet, yeah... Oh well, live and learn and guess.

You're more than welcome! Glad we could all help :)
Feb. 21st, 2010 03:32 am (UTC)
I just read your entire 62+ chapter story on FF.Net and I love it. Im actually really sad that there isnt more of it. I kind of just spent all day reading it and I really cant wait to see what happens next. I hope you dont abandon it because I really hope that Logan and Veronica get back together and like I said I cant wait to read more. This story has been amazing to read and I love it.
Feb. 21st, 2010 03:53 am (UTC)
ohhhh thank you!!
im so happy you love it! its nice to know that i still have readers that care!
i wont abandon it, or at least i will try not to. but i dont have anything new written after this story arc is over and unfortunately i have no enthusiasm to write right now. so most likely it will be going on hiatus after i finish posting the arc, but you still have a few more chapters coming before the hiatus. but i promise i will get back to it as soon as i can.

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