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I really should go on the S.N.W.C.G. and have a proper nail-biting session about this, but I thought posting here would do for now at least... IjustrequestedpostingrightsonStoriesofArda. *trembles* It's not that I'm actually nervous or anything--the worst they can do (and likely will) is refuse. But... *big sigh* ...it would be so nice to have a site like that to post on, as opposed to FF.net. It just looks so "safe", and sheltered, and comfortable, and selective--in a good way.

Maybe it's this latest flamer on FF.net that's got me so skittish (actually, I'm more aggravated with that "person" than afraid). The ugliness said person has created is making me rethink my archiving options, since in addition I’ve been seeing such a general downhill trend on FF.net. Basically...I'm just hoping to have posting rights on SOA, so I have a second option. And I really don't feel like waiting three months to re-submit myself, only to possibly still not be accepted.  However, I'm just going to expect rejection (*sniiiifle*), but hope for a go-ahead. If I'm not accepted, I'm thinking I'll make HASA my "backup" archive, and/or Naice a Nilme (http://www.naiceanilme.com/). They’ve been comfortable to navigate as a reader, so I think I’d probably like them as an author.

In all honesty, though, I don't know if I'll be able to kick my FF.net-habit.  Actually, it's the reviews I'm addicted too. *hangs head* I guess I've really gotten attached to the readers over there, and I think I'd feel rather lonely posting on some of these sites with out the kind of colossal support I’ve been receiving (I can’t believe, sometimes, how many reviews I’ve been sent for different stories!). But, that's a ways off, I think. I'm sticking in there for the time being. We shall see. Maybe FF.net will get new management (i.e. real honest-to-goodness PEOPLE instead of automated-message-sending-computers. GUH.).

Oh, and, by the way, the swelling starting going down yesterday and my ankle is doing just terrific today. *bounces about gingerly* For a while there, my other leg was beginning to hurt from all the extra use, so I've very happy to have my left one more-or-less back in working order. Plus I don't have to sleep with an ice-pack anymore. *cheers* All in all, though, I think this has been a wonderful experience. An author needs to experience injuries before dealing them out the characters, no? *looks sternly at Muse* Nooo, this does not mean I want a concussion next… However, I will be writing this experience down in my little book of “How to Write Realistic Injuries: A Collection of Real Life Experiences” *g*  

SOA

Date: 2007-03-15 03:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lindahoyland.livejournal.com
Good luck with being accepted at SOA !That is my favourite site for posting on,but like you,the reviews keep me at ff.net,I blush to admit.

I usually post my stories first at ff.net and give them a further polish for SOA,

N&N is a nice safe site too,though not many reviews,alas.

Re: SOA

Date: 2007-03-15 05:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nefhiriel.livejournal.com
Thanks! :) If it does work out, I'll probably do something similar, posting first on FF.net, and fine-tuning before posting on SOA.

Reviews are hard to live without, aren't they? Considering none of us fanfiction author's are being paid, I think feedback can feel like a salary of sorts. ;)

Re: SOA

Date: 2007-03-15 10:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lindahoyland.livejournal.com
It took me 3 attempts to be accepted on SOA,but I'm glad I kept on trying.
You are so right,reviews are the first thing I look for when I log on and when I read a story,I always try to leave at least a rief comment.Otherwise if feels like having a nice meal and not paying !

Date: 2007-03-15 03:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] polingly.livejournal.com
*hugs* There, there! Your writing is wonderful, mellon-nin; don't be scared!

But ack, I didn't know you'd gotten some flames on ff.net. :( I'm sorry you had to deal with that; it's such an awful feeling! You know, I've been hearing from another friend of mine who's been dealing with a lot of obnoxious, not-helpful-at-all reviewers lately...and I would agree as to ff.net's downhill trend. I don't haunt the place, but it doesn't seem quite the same. It would be lovely if you could start archiving somewhere else. :D

And yay that your ankle is doing better! LOL, yes, that's the cheerful way of looking at injuries...good experiences to store away for later story use. ;)

Date: 2007-03-15 05:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nefhiriel.livejournal.com
Aww, thanks, Kelsi. Coming from you, that's definitely high praise. *glows*

Oh, no...I haven't actually been flamed--yet. It's that "yet" that's a little nerve-wracking, since he/she has been flaming at will, including a number of my friends, and leaving really ugly, R-rated "reviews". And he has a tendency to go after the friends and reviewers of anyone he flames as well. *shudders* I am glad I don't appear to be on the hit-list so far... *cowers in corner*

It really is nice to have a use for otherwise painful and seemingly useless experiences. :)

Date: 2007-03-15 06:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] polingly.livejournal.com
Oh, no...I haven't actually been flamed--yet.

Oh, I am glad to hear that! I hope the ugly reviewers continue to stay far away from you. Ugh, I shall never understand flamers like that...the kind who do it for absolutely no reason, solely to be mean and cause trouble. They're the worst. :(

Date: 2007-03-17 03:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] calen-greenleaf.livejournal.com
I hope you get into Stories of Arda. I love that site for it's quality. I have yet to try...
Good luck!

~Calenlass Greenleaf

Date: 2007-03-17 04:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nefhiriel.livejournal.com
Well, I hope to know one way or the other pretty soon (and will likely come on here to rejoice or cry, LOL).

Thank you--I'm hopeing. :)

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