Welcome Guest Search | Active Topics | Members | Log In | Register

As an Author Options · View
Guest
Posted: Friday, December 11, 2009 5:16:24 PM

Rank: Lurker

Joined: 12/1/2006
Posts: 779,509
This might be a rather strange question. But as an Author how do you feel when a story that you didn't necessarily spend a lot of time on is better received than a story you spent hours on?

You might want to interpret the question in a different way if that doesn't fit you. Ive heard some Authors complain about different things, so lets hear it, what are your own feelings about how your story is received, we read to much about how the readers feel about our stories.

coffee
RumpleForeskin
Posted: Friday, December 11, 2009 6:22:45 PM

Rank: The Right Rev of Lush

Joined: 7/3/2009
Posts: 3,139
Location: Lost in the ozone west of the Pecos, United States
In twenty-five words or less,

FRUSTRATED. :)

Once over that, I try to figure out the "why" of that reality. "Craft of writing" issues aside, the chief culprits tend to be:

the story I labored ove rmay have become over-written and/or

the tossed-off story has stronger characters and a better plot.

Rumple Foreskin rr

Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwords. - ROBERT HEINLEIN

OF LOVE & WAR & DONNA LYNN:my historical contest also-ranbackseat sex, daydream sex, war, wounds, a love story

FROM:
Becky -- FOR: Matt -- With Love:
a Festive contest winner – honest

HOW HUMANS DO IT: a fish-eye view of sex an Editor's Pick - no kidding
Guest
Posted: Friday, December 11, 2009 6:55:11 PM

Rank: Lurker

Joined: 12/1/2006
Posts: 779,509
I don't worry about it. There are so many variables that affect the ratings/comments. I'm just glad my friends read them and leave it at that. icon_smile
LadySharon
Posted: Friday, December 11, 2009 7:08:26 PM

Rank: Forum Guru

Joined: 10/5/2007
Posts: 2,184
Location: The Tundra, United States
I pay no attention to that stuff. If one is received well and the other isn't, I just move on to the next one.

The Roommates Trilogy:
Roommates with Benefits
Roommates with Benefits: Snowed In
Roommates with Benefits: The Working Vacation is now available for your reading pleasure

Latest poem, Longing, is out now!

College Sex:



New story now available!
Lisa
Posted: Friday, December 11, 2009 8:01:21 PM

Rank: Moderator

Joined: 3/3/2009
Posts: 5,168
Location: Victoria, Australia
I had one story I wasn't too sure about. It ended up scoring really well and got some great comments. Another story I worked for hours and hours on turned out to be my least popular one. I never know what's going to happen when I post a story, but I find that's half the fun of it.
Lydia_
Posted: Saturday, December 12, 2009 3:43:41 PM

Rank: Forum Whore

Joined: 7/9/2009
Posts: 2,524
Location: Cuffed to the forums, having things my way, United
My last poem I just submitted took two mintues to bang out. Naomi's First Day took me hours on hours to do. It was well recieved, but not as well as I was hoping.

Wishing you well,
Lydia


[size=4][color=red]Please check out:
A lesbian seduction and recommended read: Sugar and Spice, Fire and Ice
You give Such Sweet Punishment
My love poem: Gone From Me
An office part takes an interesting turn in Drunk Off Lust
Woman
Posted: Sunday, December 20, 2009 5:23:34 AM

Rank: Forum Guru

Joined: 11/21/2009
Posts: 675
Location: Stopping the war 'tween Harold and Kumar
If I am being honest about it, there is only two people who I really care about their opinions. Mine and one other person. If they say it is bloody brilliant, then I know I hit the nail on the head. If I think it is good enough to give to them to read, then I know I am impressed enough with it. And trust me, they have no problems giving it back to me saying, "Woman, it is pure shite!"

If anyone else says what I write is decent, good, captivating or any other words along these lines is just gravy.

The only negative comments I really receive are along the lines of, "Holy mother of pogo sticks riding women with fancy toys! That is a freaking book! You expect me to read THAT!"

Living life and enjoying life are two different things... just need to figure out how to do both at the same time to live it right!

Woman... GO FLY A KITE!!!!! Take a slideshow walk with me on a walk through the parks of Inner Mongolia, China. Then enjoy the tale of a very traditional day in the life of a white Woman in China.
Guest
Posted: Sunday, December 20, 2009 5:25:41 AM

Rank: Lurker

Joined: 12/1/2006
Posts: 779,509
roccotool wrote:
I don't worry about it. There are so many variables that affect the ratings/comments. I'm just glad my friends read them and leave it at that. icon_smile


Ditto. happy8
Ghost
Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2009 1:31:08 PM

Rank: Forum Guru

Joined: 12/29/2008
Posts: 128
Concur with ali and rocco. If you want high ratings post incest stories, the one I did nearly doubled the rating count of any other story I've ever written. It is not my favorite. Write what you like and worry less about the critics :-)
Susan
Posted: Friday, December 25, 2009 9:03:28 PM

Rank: Forum Guru

Joined: 5/30/2008
Posts: 1,574
Location: Azeroth, United States
roccotool wrote:
I don't worry about it. There are so many variables that affect the ratings/comments. I'm just glad my friends read them and leave it at that. icon_smile


Ditto.
Guest
Posted: Sunday, December 27, 2009 10:41:54 PM

Rank: Lurker

Joined: 12/1/2006
Posts: 779,509
I write my stories for myself and for others to read. I don't know how to separate the two. There would be no point in posting them if I didn't have some expectation people would read them. I would like people to read them.

Since I like my stories, they are part of me, I don't experience disappointment if they are not well received. There are too many variables. Like someone said some of the genres are much more popular than others. So if you want the number write for those genres.

I like my story Lilli, in a little over two months it has been viewed 368 times. Those are poetry numbers. But I like Lilli and I like her story. So if 369 people read it or 5 million, Lilli will mean the same to me. Of course if 5 million people read it I would have one more thing to be happy about.

I wrote a humor story in the Quickie Sex category today, I was cracking up as I wrote it. I have read it 10 times and find it just as funny. If no one reads it I will still think it is funny and like it. In less than a dozen hours though, it has been read over 1000 times.

I think how I react to things is dependent on may variables. In this case how I feel about myself and what I do matters more.

Catnip
Posted: Monday, December 28, 2009 1:37:27 AM

Rank: Internet Sensation

Joined: 3/30/2009
Posts: 3,967
Location: Cloudy dreams., Sweden
drustrated and guilty...
If it was that good I could atleast have given it another readthrough...

On the other hand, I'm very used to people liking things I don't.

Users browsing this topic
Guest 


Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Main Forum RSS : RSS

Powered by Yet Another Forum.net version 1.9.1.6 (NET v4.0) - 11/14/2007
Copyright © 2003-2006 Yet Another Forum.net. All rights reserved.