After the slight confusion of last week, I thought I'd make this post about posting etiquette. Does it bother you to see the same thing show up on your friendslist multiple times in a row due to cross posting? Personally I like having all my stories here to catalog on my journal, so I never post directly to a community. That makes me one of those people showing up more than once., obviously, but I try to do it efficiently so that I can get out to more people without spamming too many of my friends. I really like the way The Skinny (origslash_news
) works, but it's kind of fallen by the wayside lately and though it provides a nice summary of a lot of things I might not see- and gets my work to people who might not have seen it otherwise- it doesn't reach everybody.
I guess in summary, I'm whining that there isn't a more efficient way to do this, and I hope you guys don't mind. XP
New chapter of The Nature of The Bond will be out in a couple of hours- after I eat dinner. >.< Posting will probably be regularized to Wednesdays and Saturdays, unless I get really ahead and want to post Sunday as well.
I've been thinking a bit about this- writing stories, I mean to say. Why do we do it? I was planning a story the other day while on a bus with a friend of mine, and I was bouncing ideas off of her when it turned into a 'let's ask random people how they would remedy the situation' type of thing. That was fine, except she started every question with, "So my friend is writing a book..." I think she actually believed that, too, that I was going to write a whole book. So why do we do this
. This short fiction, which reaches only the internet?
I think it's as much for ourselves (for those of you who would answer 'I just have to write, the stories are there, etc') as for the community involved and the feedback. I like to be connected. I like to know I'm not the only one who daydreams for hours and not the only one whose dreams turn out to make nice stories when written down sometimes. Not the only one who likes to ignore rl for a time, and delve into the more controllable realm of short fiction like so many times as a child when longer fiction saved me from things I didn't want to face.