I usually don’t like to vent but I feel this time I gotta get something off my chest. When it comes to fanfictions on my site, I see very little benefit from them. They’re mainly for the benefit for my writers. Some writers write because they enjoy it and it gives them something to do, others do it to for money and to use my platform to spread their works to a wider audience. While I get the bonus of people visiting here more, this is mainly for their benefit. I’m not a writer, I’m an artist, people come here primarily for the art. However, as time goes on, the stress of dealing with 1 or 2 of these writers have continually increased.
Every week, I have to manage my writers and coordinate my posts and check on the stories they write. In general, things I don’t like, I won’t let them write or post on here. This is my site after all, I control the content here. This is an understanding I have with each of them, they don’t decide what I post. And if I need them to write for a certain story plot or character, I would HOPE they do it because this interaction is suppose to help us both. These writers are given a lot of freedom to write what they want, so on the times I want something done, I expect them to write whatever given. BUT, in the end of the day, any writer who doesn’t wanna write what is given to them don’t have to. They are free to walk away and do whatever they want. No one is being forced to do anything. DON’T be my writer if you DON’T like the characters/series I draw.
However, lately its been pushback, pushback, pushback. What is suppose to be a quick 5-10 min conversation about the plan for this week or the next two weeks, become an 45-60 minute argument over story plots. I don’t want this. I don’t have time to do this for each of my writers. It’s stressful and my health’s been spotty lately. I got Patreon art I need to draw and people waiting on their pictures. For people who are grateful to me for giving them things to write, they show it by being ungrateful, unreasonable, and very picky about which characters and series they’ll write. It’s maddening.
The purpose of this journal post is not only to just vent and feel better about things, but to put my writers on notice.
TO MY WRITERS, if you do not want to write for me, you don’t have to. However, I won’t be spending an enormous amount of time and energy debating with you guys on what is to happen in these stories. It’s too much. I just want to hand you guys the writing task, we talk about some fun ideas and let you guys get to it. If you insist on arguing with me more and more over these stories, You can’t be my writer anymore.