ladylarkrune: (Seeing Red)
LOL there are times that I love and hate review replies. First off I hate them that authors feel that they have to reply. At the same time I like them because reviewers can ask questions and get answers in the replies. However I don't like them when an author misunderstands what I mean and assumes I am an impatient reader. I am not one. I never will be one. Hell I am still waiting for the third book by Melanie Rawn to come out for the Exiles series. I can't be an impatient reader since I myself write slowly. It woudl be hypocritical.

So I never say things like "Update soon" "More please" or "When is the next part coming out?" It would be rude. I do say things like "I look forward to the next part" which I guess is where this author who got kinda snippy with me got confused. Either that or they were doing a stock review reply. I have those. But they are typically "Thanks for the review. The next part will be out as soon as it is finished." This didn't have that in it.

Ahh well.

It just means I don't review this author anymore.
ladylarkrune: (Naruto - Gaara - Ignoring you)
Or at least pain killer induced ones - my phantom gallbladder isn't liking me right now so I am staving off the pain with a Tramadol and some Ibuprofen. Not to mention that I haven't been able to sleep. Fun.

While under the semi dizzy effects of the drugs and insomnia. I've come face to face with an ugly truth about myself. I really am a closet review whore. I want and crave the things and feel slighted and hurt when people don't review my fics.

I know I shouldn't feel this way and that I should write for myself -and I do in the long run. But I long for feedback like a squirrel longs for a grapefruit. I want to hear what I am doing wrong. I want to hear what I am doing right. I want to know what I need to do to improve and what I need to make sure I don't fix on my way to becoming a better writer.

I don't necessarily want all praise -it's nice - but I want to know what people thought of my work. Even if it is "This isn't my cup of tea."

I've been seriously trying to leave more feedback of my own so that I am not the hypocrite I think I am. The sad thing. I have left 256 signed reviews in my tenure on FF.net - I have received 372 reviews on a total of 30 stories. I need to close the gap. I also have noticed I am getting fewer reviews than I used to, and I have to wonder what has changed in my writing to prompt that.

But I need to stop whinging, even though it's what I want to do.

Fic Titles

Feb. 8th, 2008 03:47 am
ladylarkrune: (My Spirit Dances)
So I am clearing out the back log of fics I have to read (I have 163 emails/alerts to follow up on yet) and I've noticed a trend.

Time Travel Fics - Especially Naruto - are named Second Chance, Second Chances, or Another Chance. In fact, about a third to half of the time travel fics have the word chance in the title.

Alternate Universes - Tend to have the words Alternate, Twist, Change, or Parallel in them

Crack Pairings - These tend to have things like Fate, Dream, Guess, or New in their titles

So I've decided, as bad as my titles are, at least they are semi-original. Except for Remembrance and my Song Title fics - those need to be taken out and shot. But the others aren't as bad. I hope at least.

And I will never name a fic Second Chances no matter what. Seriously, there are literally over 2,000 fics with that title on FF.net, 92 of which are in the Naruto fandom. That is waaaaaaay too many.
ladylarkrune: (Miyu)
Yay I am finally a paid member at FF.net. I would rather be a free one but they have taken away all of the good stuff for the authors so I decided to be a member.

Now I can really know how many people are reading my stories
ladylarkrune: (Miyu)
Yay I am finally a paid member at FF.net. I would rather be a free one but they have taken away all of the good stuff for the authors so I decided to be a member.

Now I can really know how many people are reading my stories

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