Kei0523

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  1. It could just be some people are waiting for the finished product, and I know that as long as the person my stories are intended for enjoyed them, public opinion doesn’t matter. I also realize I’m posting fics for a fandom that’s probably long since gone, but I’m a bit sad my story with sex is still getting way more hits than my story without sex. :D:safetocomeout: Again, it could just be because some people are waiting for the finished product. I dunno – it’s a conflicted feeling. Again, the people the stories are dedicated for: only their opinion really matters.

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    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      I’ve noticed a similar trend on hits with my main potter fanfic, which has two versions, a clean and an explicit – hit counters definitely favor the smut/sex-filled story.

    3. JayDee

      JayDee

      I fear the omens are true. A large number of AFF users are truly colossal perverts.

    4. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      I wear that badge with pride!  :w00t:

  2. Wow! It’s been a while! So the second installment to my Saiyuki (fanfic) series is 98% finished. The person the story was gifted for gave me some additional feedback so I just gotta quick make some changes to the ending. Until then, 8 chapters are posted on AFF with 7 more to go. I’m glad she liked it despite it being way different than she originally requested. 
    -K

  3. That feeling when beta reader 1 says the stuff you have sounds good because she goes wherever the author wants to their readers but beta reader 2 says there’s too much information being thrown all at once and everything is difficult to follow. TT-TT

    Time for some (hopefully) quick edits!

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    2. CloverReef

      CloverReef

      I'd offer to take a look at a snippet for you, but I have a tendancy to be tough on background info so there's a good chance I'd be on beta number 2s side lol.

    3. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      @Kei0523 That’s a very interested reader, cherish them!  

      For me and my stories, I’d definitely pay attention to a “too much” comment.  It’s *way* too easy to write an information overload, because you know your story, you know your details, your style, and so it makes sense to you, and perhaps a faithful reader.   Unless words are at a premium, I’d be considering breaking that apart, either in multiple scenes, or simply shifting some of the less important details to later in that scene (or even other scenes).  And the beginning of a story is much more susceptible to this.  That’s my two cents.

    4. Kei0523

      Kei0523

      Haha valid points all around! ^^

      I tend to be unnecessarily descriptive and provide too much detail or information all at once. That was one of the hardest challenges with the first fic I posted on AFF. That roadblock is what ended up fueling my hiatus because I knew exactly what I wanted for the climax of this one scene, didn’t want to give up a single detail, and in the end I had to accept the fact that it just didn’t mesh well with how I wanted to present the ending of the story.

      Many thanks, both of you! This truly does help! :D

  4. Hmm...my muse does not care for the character created for her. But if i write her with all the characteristics she wants, she'd be this Mary Sue i've read so much about. 

    1. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Give her some phobias, allergies, and some undesirable traits…. black widow seeking younger girls?

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    3. CloverReef

      CloverReef

      I really don't think you have to worry about writing a Mary sue. If it feels right going in that direction, go with it. Trust your instincts. Some of my favorite characters in best sellers would technically be Mary sues according to the typical criteria, but were so interesting and believable that they don't feel like Mary sues. 

      Don't fret. Listen to your muse. You can worry about any mary sueness once it's done and the editing begins. 

  5. Prologue to the Tsuki story is up! Let’s se how dis go!:yahoo:

    1. CloverReef

      CloverReef

      Rooting for ya!

  6. That awkward moment your search history for your story becomes questionable. 

    ..... now i understand this fear. :whistle:

    And one thing i didn't consider when starting my second story was just how much background i'd have to breathe into my OC. And again, giftfic, but i'm choosing to post it publicly which means, friend aside, i need to give this character enough of a foundation that the reader would be enticed to read more about her since the story will not contain sexual content like the succubus story. 

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    2. Kei0523

      Kei0523

      Auto-correct, especially on my new tablet, has been the bane of my existence!! :bat:

    3. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      To be fair. I’m sure writers tend to have questionable search histories.

       

    4. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Searching can be quite annoying too, at times, like when Google keeps insisting on giving me cures to diarrhea when I'm trying to give it to a character!  Stupid google...grumbles.

  7. Hmm... my second fanfic story is portraying another friend. She wants a character death , for her to die protecting the male lead the character is in love with. She's not one for tears but wants me to try getting her to grow attached to this character and cry.

    Now it's a one-sided love, it's going to be manipulative, and he will use her for his own gain. They share similar goals but she will have no idea how extreme he's going with his own agenda. I'm not going to expose that this character has been strung along by someone she loves until the climax of the story when she dies (gonna twist this cuz i don't really want to kill off the character). 

    This is challenging for me and actually haunts me because i feel that angle is too much of a blueprint and typical. But another part of me feels if it's written decent enough, that can be overlooked. 

    1. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Killing off characters can definitely be tough, especially when they’re main characters and you’ve grown sentimentally attached to them.  Of course, depending on the story and the role of the character, they can simply be there to be bullet sponges (ie, infamous red shirts of Star Trek fame).

    2. CloverReef

      CloverReef

      You’re absolutely right, that if written well enough, cliches (I’m assuming that’s what you meant by ‘typical’) can be overlooked, even awesome. I, personally, would never suggest someone avoid a cliche just because it’s a cliche. I would, however, suggest writers avoid them when they’ve already used a lot of ‘em. That’s when it starts to get eye-rolly. 

      Sounds like you’ve set up quite the challenge for yourself! Good luck!

  8. Relieved I finally finished my Naneko x Seiten Taisei story. I hit a roadblock for so long, the last few months really helped crank out the last of her story. It actually helped create more backstory with my next OC x Saiyuki story. ~K

    1. CloverReef

      CloverReef

      Congrats! Getting over a long term roadblock is always an awesome feeling

    2. Kei0523

      Kei0523

      Thank you! :D It was quite the challenge but I couldn’t be more excited to finally have the thing done.

    3. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Many congratulations! I have a couple that have languished, but I will finish them!