Elizajane I love your response to that anon. I myself, dont upload often and I'm fine with that. I like to write my fics to the best of ability and make them perfect to my standards (kind of like Dan and his videos). Plus with school and life I don't have time to write and it shouldn't have to feel like a chore because some people can't have the decency to wait and understand that as authors that takes time. It doesn't matter if it is "just a fanfiction", it's still a piece of art.
Thank you so much. I’m really happy you liked my reply. I happen to love phanbliss with all my heart. They are a wonderful human being whose going through a very rough time in life, and I know, just from scrolling their blog and talking to them from time to time, that they right for their own personal enjoyment as one of the few personal things they can indulge in. The fact that anyone would attack them for doing so and having more than one story going at a time, makes me so beyond angry.
On top of that, this is an issue that I see prevalent in fandoms constantly. People forget that we aren’t being paid to do this. People forget that we don’t thrive off of being told horrible, mean things. People forget that we often lose motivation to work on WIP’s because no one is commenting or cheering us on. We, as a community, are often taken advantage of, and when we indulge ourselves by creating a second WIP, we’re suddenly attacked because we don’t update the other one often enough.
Writing it hard. Writing is for me. I share it with this community because I want to share my art, but I don’t have to share it at all. I don’t have to give it to anyone but my close friends. I am not required to finish it or stick to an uploading schedule because you want more of it. I am not required to change the story because you’d rather see it a different way. I will write what I want to write, for me, and I will be beyond happy if you happen to enjoy it as well, but I’m not going to go out of my way to do things for you just FOR YOU when you do not pay me.
This goes for any author in any fandom. It breaks my heart the pressure that we as fandom authors get put under. I, too, prefer to have my fics be “perfect’ before I post, or as perfect as I can perceive them to be, but I’ve been pressured in the past to post as soon as I write, and I always end up regretting it and getting mean comments because of that pressure.
People need to remember that we are human too, and we need encouragement, not threats and anger. We also need to be treated like humans who sometimes are dealing with rough times in life. We are not your slaves.