One thing I always missed about my early days of writing was all the feedback I used to get, chapter by chapter, or even people who would comment at the end of each story after they’d finished reading. That sort of encouragement that spurned me on to write more, to add in the little things people thought were missing, really brought a lot of extra enjoyment into my writing.
It did that back when I was writing on Fictionpress.com and other fanfiction sites, because back then, I was more aware of my audience, and interacted with them more. Even with Facebook and Twitter, it’s difficult to interact. Facebook only lets a certain percentage of your readers and followings know you posted something, and Twitter can get a little cluttered.
One of the panels was with Anna Todd, and the lady in charge of Wattpads content. (Not sure if I’m allowed to post her name or not, so I won’t)
Anyway! Listening to them speak, and hearing Anna’s story, brought me way back. I severely doubt I’ll ever be one of those people who will get major followers like Anna did, what are the odds, right? But at the same time, it made me miss those days of really interacting with people, and seeing first hand for myself that people were reading and enjoying the work. Not just the entire work, but specific phrases or paragraphs. With the help of comments like that, I was able to pinpoint what the readers liked, what they didn’t, what to build upon and what to back away from. It was a great way of writing, and I definitely missed it.
I posted a short two part epilogue of sorts for Burns Like Fire up on Wattpad a couple of months ago, and nothing really came of it, which is fine since it’s an epilogue for a story not too many people have ready right now anyway, but I was hoping to try something a little different.
I’m going to post, every day, on my account, a chapter of the story I’m currently working on. It’s my first Billionaire contemporary, and I need to learn how to write, so I’ll be hoping to get comments from time to time from readers 🙂
The story is currently about half done, unless it gets to be longer, not sure, but that should give me long enough to catch up in some places while still tending to other responsibilities. I hope O.o
So if anyone wanted to check it out, I’d be super grateful, and if you don’t have a Wattpad account, or an After Dark app (their naughtier version for promoting more erotic stories) then I suggest getting them anyway since I’ve already found a couple of free reads that I’m getting into 🙂
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