Yeah but when you work so so so hard on a fic and no one reads it it's like, I know that validation shouldn't matter but goddamn someone validate me.
for sure. it’s difficult when not many people read your work. but at the same time, if it’s something that you’re proud of I don’t think it’ll matter so much because YOU did something that YOU like, and that’s what it really has to be about, right?
it’s really difficult to get to that point though, i’ll admit. and when you’re first starting out with fic, it can be really discouraging to not to get a lot of reads. but if it’s something you really enjoy, you gotta keep at it! you can’t let the lack of response bring your creativity to a halt. when you create because you want to and because you’re excited for the story, and you’re just having fun writing it … then having it complete for your own sake is just as rewarding, I think.