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I've been posting to AO3 lately. I had forgotten how many stories I wrote back in the day. I'm not sure all of them deserve to be preserved and I think I may delete a few but, what the heck. When I finish the HtLJ collection--its over 20 so far--I will do HP. There are many less of those. Thank goodness.

The first one I posted--some Hercules/Iolaus smut--has gotten about 35 reads, which isn't bad for an OLD story. The others are mostly being ignored but I doubt anyone is much into HtLJ anymore. The ones I posted on Skyehawke were ignored, too.

Still, I keep finding things and thinking, is this worth saving?

Date: 2015-08-24 12:47 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] auctasinistra
Don't judge your old stories. Post them. Someone will like them. Someone might love them. Let them have that chance.

This public service announcement comes from the Fanfic Readers' Council. :-)

Date: 2015-08-29 01:50 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] auctasinistra
I really am such a firm believer in this. I get looking at your old work and seeing all the flaws. Sometimes seeing only the flaws. Believe me, I get it. But as a reader, I haven't ever read one single perfect story. None of my favorites are perfect. I love them anyway. Don't deprive readers of pleasure - pleasure is such a rare thing in this life. As a reader I would make this plea of any author whose work I've enjoyed, as I've enjoyed yours. It's not egotism, really - it's not like I'm saying you should think "Oh, everyone will love these anyway." I don't think that when I put my stuff up! What I do think is if even one person gets half an hour or an hour of pleasure, isn't that a cool thing?

So I'm glad you said that. :-)

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