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09 November 2012 @ 02:12 pm
As Lois Slowly Gets Her Shit Together  
First, let me apologize for the whiny/bitchy lately, guys. The last couple of months have been a huge struggle over here and it's kinda just killed the need to post anything. Doesn't help that so many people are abandoning ship. You start to wonder if there's a point at throwing things out there if no one really wants to read them. Sad but true. Especially if all you're going to do is cry about stuff. *points to self* So yeah. That's what's been up with the lack of content.

Secondly, I have vacation pics coming as soon as Anissa will send them to me. It'll be nice to have them here, as it was mostly a beautiful trip for me. Good reminder on the bad nights at the job ahead. Some of the sights we saw this time... *just grins dreamily*

Thirdly, I'm going to try to start posting spoilers again if we can get enough headway. There's just been so much up that it's getting in just at or beyond the deadline. It's been rough lately, like I said.

Fourthly, I don't think we'll ever to two series at once again unless it's a short series [yep, that said, there's one coming in the future, but it should be able to be posted either all at once or with several chapters in the can before we start] that runs at the same time. It's just too hard to do when they're being written actively. That and I hate the fact that people want me to stop one of them just so they can get their favorite. It's very difficult for a writer to hear that when it's like asking her to choose between her kids. People don't realize that that can break a muse. Seriously. It's happened twice already.

Okay, that's my update for now. Hope this find you guys well and know that I love you and have missed you.

OH, and also look for a new layout soon. januaried is being sweet and pitying me. Just feel the need to freshen up. That might just be because saavikam77's recent house-keeping is infecting me. ;) See you guys here in the morning for Love and Other Headaches. We might even have a little surprise with ATU later in the week. Maybe even early. 
On the Verge of: coldcold
athenesolon: Lois knocking on Perry's doorathenesolon on November 10th, 2012 02:28 am (UTC)
Abandoning ship? What do you mean? If fewer people are reading then I need to make a play to try and get more people reading your stories! (Maybe mentioning it over on the LnC forum I frequent in the OT forum) Your stories deserve the readership to me, it doesn't matter of they're "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" fans or not. For that matter, there is a few that I know of there that got back into Superman through SR so if they aren't reading your stories they should. Expect me to be pimping your stories more on Tumblr.
Lois: Lois :: Smokingkalalanekent on November 10th, 2012 07:11 am (UTC)
It's...complicated. In general, yeah, readership has slowed down somewhat. Not just as in reviews, but hit count. Not in droves, but enough for me to notice. Some of that may be that I haven't been able to keep up to my pretty harsh personal deadline and people are losing interest.

Some of it is that ATU has a huge following and LaOH is lower due to the fact that it's essentially a oneshot series to set things up for BTW. And the fans of ATU are constantly after me to ditch a week of the other fic to give them another chapter. Little secret? I like LaOH more than ATU. And it's frustrating, especially when we're dealing with some pretty awesome new spins on things in the LS-verse.

Also, a lot of people are really starting to drift away from LJ due to some of the more recent new changes. To the point of abandoning their journals and such and moving to another server. Which just depresses me more. Especially since I can't adjust to DreamWidth. It's like going back to the Stone Age with the CSS. I just don't know how to feel about all of this.

And awww! Thank you, honey. I don't mind L&C fan readers, just as long as they don't mind that it's a RV story. Hell, at least half of my readers were L&C fan once upon a time. I love you for even considering it. *snugs*

Edited at 2012-11-10 07:11 am (UTC)
athenesolonathenesolon on November 10th, 2012 02:47 pm (UTC)
I'll be honest in that ATU is my preferred of the two universes but I don't pick sides. I just prefer that uni a bit more.

Also, I've been horrible about keeping things updated on LJ too. I do have a few friends that are LJ specific so I'm still checking my feed every couple of days. I never tried to set myself up on DW and Tbh, I don't care to. I'm already spreading myself rather thin between RL, Tumblr, LnC fan fiction message boards and LJ.

And Ftr, I don't tend to read it over on Ffic, preferring to read it hear where you know who it is so even if you don't have a comment know that you do have at least one role reader.
Lois: Lois :: Smilekalalanekent on November 10th, 2012 07:39 pm (UTC)
And I do understand that, I do. It's great that people love the series, especially since it's the hardest to write and we're had to do tons of research to keep it going. It's just when people keep at me to drop on for the other. It's just so frustrating. I want everyone to be excited, but that just makes me want to stop. Like I said, never writing two at once again. But thank you for liking both and I do understand. *hugs*

Yeah, everyone is just sort of drifting away and it just sucks. People accuse Tumblr of stealing them away and they're not entirely wrong. It really is a lot more of a no-brainer to use Tumblr, especially if you don't want to talk much. God knows I use mine like crazy.

Oh, I know you guys are out there. Sometimes, though, I need a reminder that you're STILL out there. Even if it's just a brief comment. *hugs*
Loiskalalanekent on November 14th, 2012 06:34 pm (UTC)
Aww, bb, ILU. *snuggles*

But why do I have a soccer ball head? O.o

...Oops, forgot I was logged in as you. *snorfle* This is januaried for anyone wondering, lol.

Edited at 2012-11-14 06:35 pm (UTC)
Lois: Lois :: Laughterkalalanekent on November 14th, 2012 06:41 pm (UTC)
I adore you with the adoration of an entire nation...

...you incredible dork. *tacklesnuggles*
Lois: Richana :: Richard :: Downfallkalalanekent on November 14th, 2012 06:45 pm (UTC)
YES BUT SOCCERBALL HEADS. Wait, I figured out how to delete them. Still, wtf.

*gigglesnorts* Oooh, I get to use your icons!
Lois: Lois :: Smart-Ass Grinkalalanekent on November 16th, 2012 06:16 am (UTC)
It's the original 'sports' theme that did it.

And hee! I love the one you ended up choosing. Richard's preening over here.