I physically cringe each time I post a fanfic whether it's a drabble or a a 7 pager. I've had bad experiences of being racked over the coals because people hate the way I write specifically on Fanfiction.net. So as a writer I figure "why bother?" I want to write the stories in my head, but if people are going to leave annoymous messages yelling at me then I figure my stories can stay in my head or on my hard drive of my computer.
I want people to enjoy my work, I do. I just wish when I ask for no flames that I wouldn't get some comment where someone is yelling at me because I made a mistake. GET OVER IT! It's a MISTAKE, it happens, grow up people. Geez.
Anyway, I'm just disillusioned. I know not everyone is going to like my work, that's fine, but why can't people be mature about their criticism? Are people that immature?