This is going to sound ridiculous, but I’m going to say it anyway. I know I shouldn’t; but there’s this tiny (and I actually mean huge) part of brain that has this terrible habit of comparing myself to other fanfic authors. Yourself being one of them. I get this pang of jealousy when I see you guys getting asks about updates... I so badly want that (again, ridiculous, I know). I start questioning if my writing is even good enough?? Sorry, Starry. Needed to vent, I suppose.
Hey, no worries, anon. All vents welcome here. :)
I’m posting this at 2:00 am, so I’m sorry if it doesn’t sound as eloquent (or encouraging) as I would like it to be.
I rarely get asked about updates, but I am always flattered when I do get them. And believe it or not, when I first started writing, I was lucky if I even got one comment on my work. (A big thank you goes to @jandjsalmon and @cheryllclayton for being so supportive of the writer’s and creators within this fandom and always leaving such nice comments - seriously).
I would say to write for yourself, dude. No. Matter. What. Don’t write a story based on how many comments or kudos it will get, write a story based on what you like and what you’d want to see the characters doing (I’m assuming your a Bughead shipper because you came to my blog, but you could be a Varchie shipper, too). Write your stories for you! At the end of the day, fanfiction is supposed to be just for fun.
My eyes are closing, so I’m going to end this post here. I hope that helps you a little. I will revisit this post in the am. -Starry
P.S. Pretend that I’m hugging you and that I’m Jughead Jones ;)