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17 November 2007 @ 12:29 am
I Guess This Is the Part Where I Promise Not To Grouse Anymore...  
and just finish LS when it's time. We're almost done with this Arc and we have one last three chapter epilogue. The only question becomes, since it seems to be running too long for some fans, I put a question to you:

ETA: Stupid poll set-up isn't wanting to work so just reply in comments. After three re-dos, I give up!

AETA: Just for the record, this isn't about how many reviews we recieve. I know that some of you aren't comfortable with leaving them or are unsure what to say. Don't think you're being scolded in the least. I love you, reviews or no reviews. It's more about knowing if we've gone on too long. There is still more to come, but I know alot of people were in this for the action, so this is just letting both of us touch base with you. All is well! *hugs and kisses*

Shall we continue on until we reach our planned ending, which might finish it out at 80 chapters or skip the Christmas re-write and go straight to the end after chapter 70? 

Just Go Ahead And End It! Where It Is! What's With This Freakin' Huge Epic? ;) 

Do what you planned, but hurry up and finish! 

Take you time and do what you had planned; I've been waiting for this. 

I'm fine with skipping 'Christmas with the Kents' and going to the finale.

 You're welcome to post anonymously if you like. I'm just curious. I'm still more than happy to continue the last twelve chapters I have planned and close it out with a bang. In the end, I'm happy with the story and the journey it's taken. Especially since only we know we're going to do in the end. :)
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Brian's FanFic Journal: Pocket Protectormr_beeto on November 17th, 2007 03:55 pm (UTC)
Stay true to your vision. I can appreciate that you're attempting to be responsive to your readers, but what would be the greater frustration: that it'll take another 3-4 months to reach the end of the story, or ending it abruptly and leaving people wondering about all the loose ends? I suspect that the greatest complaint against the story right now is that the readers have to keep waiting to get the next installment of a great story.

I have the patience to wait it out, and I'm one of those who prefers completed stories to long running serials. I also approach this with a different perspective. I've been disappointed by some fics where the author decided they were through and left us hanging. I also struggled through my own fic to articulate an ending that I felt would be satisfying (and it took forever for me to get that last chapter out). It's also something of a work ethic mentality here - that anything worth doing is work doing right, and finishing what one starts. I'm willing to wait for a satisfying ending, in spite of how long its going to take.

Finally, I think I've said this before. There are some readers out there that you can never satisfy, who are intolerant of anything that strays from their vision of how things ought to be. Ignore their ignorant criticism and stay true to your vision.