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Concerning Rising from the ashes

Over on fanfiction.net I recived a review with the suggestion that I rewrite this story as they found it hard to care of my oc's, they were unhappy that I listed the pairings as it takes away from the romance, and that Methos actions in chapter 2 is not how he would have reacted to Ianto's call and that he shouldn't have called the others.

Now I am asking my self, should I rewrite this story. Because so far others seem to like it and I want to keep my readers happy. But this reviewer really got to me as it seemed there was nothing about my story that they seemed to like and I don't want to be writing something that people are just going to hate.

I like this story as it is, and really don't want to rewrite it, my brother says that I should just ingore that reviewer and keep on writing the story the way I have planned, since the rest of my readers like it and more importantly I like it.

So I am asking you all for your thoughts, rewrite or continue on the way I have planned?

Comments

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zorell
Nov. 17th, 2010 10:55 pm (UTC)
Write it how you have it planned. It's your story to write how you want. If that reviewer doesn't like the story then they don't have to read it, and let those of us who are really enjoying your story continue to look forward to each chapter and to where the story leads. :)
backrose_17
Nov. 17th, 2010 11:00 pm (UTC)
I am going to write it the way I have planned. As I told the reviewer that I'm not forcing anyone to read my stories. And I have those who like my story the way it is and I don't really feel like rewriting a story just to please one person.
teachwriteslash
Nov. 18th, 2010 02:09 am (UTC)
Your story = your rules. No one is forcing them to read it. One reviewer does not an audience make.

In terms of Methos ... he's a chameleon. From Death to Benjamin Adams to Adam Pierson... he's an enigma which in many ways makes him a blank canvas. You could also argue that the "I don't care about anyone but myself" Methos wouldn't have loved Alexa, or cared about Joe or Amanda let alone MacLeod. I think you can successfully argue for him taking just about any action in any situation - he probably has in 5000 years.
backrose_17
Nov. 18th, 2010 03:01 am (UTC)
Yay that what my brother said. I guess it was just a shock that someone would demand that I rewrite my story because they didn't like it, give that I think I bombed my latest exam it was just a little too much.

And you're right about Methos, he is a chameleon.
teachwriteslash
Nov. 18th, 2010 04:00 am (UTC)
It's called entitlement and that type of reader you can do without. 99% of my readers are great and I adore them. Every so often, one gets a bit high and mighty ... it doesn't last long.

I know of a writer in another fandom who had promised a sequel to a very popular story. Sadly, RL in the form of serious illness, unemployment, and financial worries derailed it and the bunnies died. She got a scathing email from someone accusing her of lying about a sequel and not delivery as promised.

Ermmm ... really? Have you noticed we don't get paid for this and its supposed to be fun.

Don't let the few and far between problem children sour you on what should be free creative expression.
backrose_17
Nov. 18th, 2010 05:33 am (UTC)
I felt better after all the kind comments I have gotten, plus sending that person a email, kindly explaining that this is my story and I am not forcing them to read it.

Okay maybe not all that kindly, but I wasn't rude or nasty, I just stated my points.

I had a friend once who use to write fanfiction, but she is a single mother of two and just couldn't find the time to write any more and had to stop all her stories, she got a few nasty e-mails about that, so now she doesn't come anyhwere near fandoms or tries to write any more fanfics, which is a shame, because she was really good.

I'm not going to let one child ruin something I love to do and that is write.
theromangeneral
Nov. 18th, 2010 08:29 am (UTC)
Joining the chorus of 'write it how you wants'.
It's hard to care about your OCs, given that we don't really know much about them yet - not a problem, but something to watch for later perhaps. I would just be careful with them that the OCs don't take over the story, but given your other work (which I quite enjoy) I haven't seen that happen yet.
I will say I am enjoying this fic so far (I'm just rotten and lazy about leaving feedback) and am interested to see where this will go.
backrose_17
Nov. 18th, 2010 08:58 am (UTC)
Thank you. I try not and let my OC's take over in my stories, and I'm glad that has worked so far.
I glad you like it and yeah I can get lazy with my own feed back, so I understand. Hoepful you will enjoy where this story goes.
otakufanlover
Nov. 20th, 2010 12:59 am (UTC)
Rewritting
Only rewrite your story if you think you should not if someone says you should because they don't like it. If they don't like it they should not read it. If you love the story the way it is and the way it is going more power to you. I am loving it so far and I can not wait for the next chapter. ^ _ ^
backrose_17
Nov. 20th, 2010 02:16 am (UTC)
Re: Rewritting
If I ever decide to rewrite a story it will because I think it could be better or I hated what I had wrote. I'm glad that you like the story and I am hoping to get some more chapters written this weekend.
otakufanlover
Nov. 22nd, 2010 03:24 am (UTC)
Re: Rewritting
Awesome! I can not wait. Keep up the great work. JANTO FOREVER! ^ _ ^
backrose_17
Nov. 22nd, 2010 08:43 am (UTC)
Re: Rewritting
Thanks I plan to post a chapter to a differnet story ever monday, wed and on the weekend. Janto will live forever as long as their are fanfic writers.
otakufanlover
Dec. 5th, 2010 04:41 am (UTC)
Re: Rewritting
Awesome! I can not wait to read them. Yes Janto will be forever and gwack will die.
chrystal_09
Nov. 28th, 2010 04:09 pm (UTC)
I love this story just the way it is and eagerly await each new chapter. I think you shouldn't ever consider rewriting anything unless it is what you want to do.
You're only 3 chapters in so far and you are building the storyline and plot etc so I don't really expect your OC's to be fleshed out at this stage, but so far I really like your OC's and look forward to how the plot is going to develop.
backrose_17
Nov. 29th, 2010 03:10 am (UTC)
Thank you. I'm glad you like the story as it is and I hope to have a new chapter up soon.
way_to_the_end
Dec. 9th, 2010 02:20 am (UTC)
I know it's probably too late but I wanted to give you my advice which is that you should continue the way you planned and I'm not say this just because I like the story as it is but because since it's your story, you're free to write all the characters you want and shouldn't feel obliged not to just because one review says that she/he didn't like them. Whenever you write something you take the risk to piss people off or write something that they will hate but this shouldn't stop you from writing your stories just the way you want them to be.
backrose_17
Dec. 9th, 2010 09:03 pm (UTC)
No it wasn't too late to give your own advice. I thank you for it.
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