Daily Discussion - Thursday July 22 | r/FanFiction Rules, FAQs, Weekly Schedule & Current Event Threads
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I wasn't even expecting much but to receive literally receive zero comments for a major conflict resolution chapter to a fic that has 190+ subs is disheartening. I'm not surprised though because I had only one comment on the previous update, so it was kinda expected. I will still keep on updating it because I want to but at this point, I just wonder if anyone is really out there reading it, considering the number of people subbed to it and the hits it continues to get.
That's the worst feeling.
I'll be writing a chapter and I'm like, "This is big! This resolves this big thing, but then this other thing happens that sort of twists it. That's going to be HUGE!"
Then I post the chapter and it's either crickets or people comment, but make no mention about the major plot elements that the chapter is about and focus on something else. It can be seriously disheartening.
I'm sorry you have to go through that too. It really can get discouraging especially since we post it on a public platform intended to receive feedback on. It has really changed my perspective on wanting to continue writing at this point, because as much as I love to still, it feels very unrewarding.
After nearly a week of not writing, I’m gonna edit two chapters today. I’m manifesting it.
Anything y’all wanna manifest for the day?
Getting ever closer to completing another gift fic! 45K and counting... 6 months in the making.
Whoaa I can’t imagine getting >45k words as a GIFT. Good luck with the final push!
My internet fucking working.
Oh no! How’s it going now?
I want to have a complete draft of my contest/zine oneshot (two different events, doubling up on one fic) ...
Rooting for you 😤
My latent superpowers.
Let us know what they end up being 😉
"Summer without ~~you~~**wordcounts** is as cold as winter, winter without you is even colder."
Been chugging along with the camp nano daily goals. 329 words yesterday. Under 2k left to get to my 10k goal for the month.
1169 words yesterday, I think I should have chapter 8's first draft done in another two or three days
246 words, but most of them are complete trash. Today's job is to rewrite almost everything I wrote yesterday. XD
1497 words yesterday. 1389 if you don't count titles and summaries. I started a new fic. It's a crossover this time. My first one in fact, and my first ever in one of the fandoms. This should be interesting.
I'm back, bay-bee.
Found out that I did not advance in a writing contest last night and that took the wind out of my sails a bit. Oh well, any progress is good progress!
Good morning all you fine animals! Happy Thursday!
So sorry I'm late, MY INTERNET WENT KABLOOIE! I swear I'm a bit addicted, LOL, it came back up for, like, 20 seconds and I almost wept with joy. Then it went back down. 😭 It was out for five hours. I suffered so. 😂
Anyway, I've just been writing all morning offline and got 1214 words! Yoooo!
Good writing today everyone!
Haha, in the wee hours of the morning before going to bed I checked this thread and was like, “…where is SeparationBoundary?” Sorry to hear about your internet!
It was so traumatic! /s
So there's this fic I used to love and have been trying to relocate for ages. I couldn't remember the title, I just knew it was back when I read on FFN. I was pretty sure it had been deleted (probably lost to a purge, honestly) and I would never see it again.
Well I'm going through this box of random crap in my basement and just found a printed copy!! Shout out to Past Me for her foresight!
Hello guys! Just coming in here to say I didn't get my comment in comment cooperative yesterday, and humbly asking for somebody to scratch my back, if you could be so kind!
Also, last night people were talking about what I wrote in a fandom Discord server I joined a few days ago, and I was happy to see the praise and interaction.
I got maybe 250 words done last night... I was super tired and unfocused but my stubborn OCs are plodding along...
I feel like I've been at this chapter for ages but I only have like..1200 words in so far xD
...and then there's my other fic that I just haven't been working on at all...
I love reviews that say good job. I love reviews even more than say something they liked in the fic. But I really crave in-depth reviews that aren't prompted (ie not from review exchange threads here). I see multiple other people who write for my fandom and pairing get them but rarely me. I don't feel like it's rewarding enough to continue without any. Just one 100+ word review on each chapter would make such a difference to me. 2 of them and I'd probably be over the moon and start updating the fic regularly.
I kinda feel like it would be more rewarding to shelf my whole fic and wait until either the next book is released or GRRM dies to post the rest, because I'd probably get so many more comments then, both short and long. I just don't feel the desire when lately I get so few reviews and the ones I do get don't go into any depth.
Posting is just a disappointment lately and the whole "don't care about comments" thing that people like to parrot makes me want to reach through my computer and strangle them.
I feel you.
Sending hugs. I feel ya and share the pain! It's perfectly natural to enjoy and want people geeking out over something that's dear to you - and what can be more dear than your own creation?
~~I mean, dOnT cArE aBoUt cOmMeNtS~~
Thank you. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that by some miracle I'll still get surprised with a nice long review!
Hey, maybe a stupid question, but what does y/n stand for? I keep seeing fics tagged with it and I have no idea what it means.
it stands for "your name," like you're supposed to insert your own name there