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Why I don't write fanfiction

I'm conflicted about my writing abilities. I think I write well, I tend to read over my work 10-20 times before posting. If it sounds like something I would enjoy then I post it. Only problem is I hate posting fanfiction.

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?

*Le sigh*



( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 15th, 2009 01:29 am (UTC)
You know what one of the problems is? Fanfiction.net is SWARMED by twelve year old girls. I've checked. Most of the flames and criticism that I have received came from little twelve year old girls who write Sylvia Plath poetry about the love of their life and think it is "so awesome" to make Mary Sue 1 fall in love with hot, misunderstood Draco Malfoy or whatever drivel they cooked up today. And with the terrifying invent of Twilight... it's going to be bad.
Mar. 15th, 2009 03:33 am (UTC)
I know! I've got SLAMMED by posts on my fanfiction that I wrote under the Buffy/Crossover section of Fanfiction.net. My story "Scars and Bars" a Buffy/Doctor Who crossover has been slammed by angry posters. Thus the reason I cringe each time I post. Thankfully on LJ I can delete angry posts which is harder than hell to do on Fanfic.net. Thanks for being so understanding. So nice to be able to talk to other authors here. :)
Mar. 17th, 2009 12:38 am (UTC)
Whatever. In my gangster mode, "Deuces to the haters."
That's the great thing about LJ; you get to discuss everything with everyone.
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