This whole thing is so sweet; I just can't even right now! I didn't realize that my writing had such an effect; I just thought I was making people laugh XD So thank you! This has really made my day! 1. Favourite skittle colour? I thought I'd start it off with a random one
Red. Always red.2. ...HELP?!
Your problem here is very normal; don't get yourself too worked up about it! Posting your first story is so unbelievably nerve-wracking; I had such a mixture of excitement and anxiety over it. I think part of my issue was that I thought I was going to post chapter 1 of Wonderland and people were automatically going to flock over to it and I'd be the most popular author HPFF has ever seen. But a lot of these things take time; when I was posting chapter 2 of Wonderland, the most reviews chapter 1 had was three - and one of them didn't even count because my friend had created an account specifically to write it. I can't exactly say what motivated me to write and post chapter 2 other than my love for writing, my love for my characters, and my ambition to someday get many readers, but you have to push through that wall you have right now. Although reviews and many readers are wonderful, they don't always equal an amazing story. And by that I mean, there are so many amazing stories on the archive that don't get the recognition they deserve but that doesn't make them any less amazing. And I'm under the firm belief that every story has at least one biggest fan; whether you have 2 reviews per chapter or 30+ there is at least one person who waits on your every word and does a little happy dance every time you update. So if you love your story and you really believe in the direction your taking it, I'd recommend that you continue. A lot of times, you just have to get over anxiety (I know it's hard) and just so it. You'll feel a lot better, and who knows? Maybe you'll get more reviews with time. The more you update, the more readers you get (I've noticed that people are less likely to start reading a story that only has one or two chapters; there's always the uncertainty that it'll be abandoned). My story didn't start getting popular-ish until chapter four or five. Maybe yours will too; if not, that's not why most of us write anyway. But I understand that having a new story is scary so it's nice to have feedback. If you're really that worried, there's no shame in requesting reviews in the Reviews Offered thread here on the forums. I've done it myself and everyone is really nice with their criticism and are sure to have compliments for you as well; no one there is flat-out mean. Also, I'll be sure to take a look sometime this week and leave a review 3. Nervous breakdown over, next question. I'm exactly like you, it takes me AGES to write anything because I keep perfecting it. How long roughly does it take you to write a chapter?
I guess it really depends. It can take me a long time to get inspiration/the will to write/a good start, but once I get going, it only takes me a few days. I remember for chapter 13 of Wonderland (it was a monster, like, almost 7,000 words) I wrote half of it over the course of a few weeks, writing bits and pieces everyday, but then I banged out the other half one Saturday in about five or six hours. It takes me time not only because I go back and perfect everything before I move on, but I also don't have much in the way of an attention span so I take a lot of breaks, haha
AND OH MY GOD, REALLY?????? I feel so honored!!!! Could you maybe send me a copy? I'd love to have something like that saved onto my computer so that I could stare at it all day
(Also I think you have the screenplay writer(s) of The Notebook
to thank instead; I was inspired to write that scene because of one from that movie - despite being undesired on my part, I'm honored anyway. Thank you so much! WOW!)Tangent aside 4. Is James from Wonderland based off of anyone? He is such a sweet and adorable character that I just had to find out.
Unfortunately no; there is no Wonderland!James except the one in my head *sigh* If only...5. Favourite book besides HP?
I have a couple! The Perks of Being a Wallflower
by Stephen Chbosky, The Fault in our Stars
by John Green (I love all of his books but this one is my favorite), Percy Jackson
Series (and Heroes of Olympus
) by Rick Riordan, The Hunger Games
Series by Suzanne Collins, The Road
by Cormac McCarthy, The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald, To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee, Vampire Academy
Series (and Bloodlines
) by Richelle Mead, The Outsiders
by S.E. Hinton, aaaaaand that's all I can think of
Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me questions! I'm so glad that you enjoy my stories so much and that they've inspired you! I'll read and review your story sometime this week
And love you too!
Edited by Jess the Enthusiast, 01 September 2012 - 02:59 PM.