A week later and only 1 prompter. Are people confused? Prompters DO NOT
! have to claim or write anything beyond the posting a prompt. Posting a prompt is just letting people know what you might be interested in reading… Post prompts here
Honestly it’s a disappointment. Not posting prompts sends the wrong message ((at least I hopes it’s the wrong message))
Also my disappointment isn’t directed toward writers & to those who did fill out the poll, but rather the other 100 or so lurkers/readers. The message you’re sending is that there is no interest, you don’t care, and don’t want any new Lorne fic…
It’s this kind of display when readers don’t respond to say hey we do want you to write
, and we want to read
… Writers regardless of where they fall—be a drabble/snip writer to all out epic writer, gen to slash to het-all writers, anyone who publicly posts their work, we have one thing in common the want/need/love to know feel like someone is-will read our work. And OMG if someone sends fb, it can make ones day. Stroke our ego aka le muses and encourages us to sit back down and write more.
Without it, writers leave for bigger ponds… of other more popular characters, pairings, different fandoms etc… and before you know it you have a dead community, or a dead fandom.
I’m not going to lie or pretend that slashing_lorne is suddenly going to be the newest hottest comm in ALL of fandom, or that all the kool kids will be hanging out jonesing to post fic here—Though admittedly that’s a lovely picture in my head ;p
Nor will I lie & say that I’ll slavishly write/post daily-not!
Truth is even before I even created slashing_lorne I was and still am a multi-fandom whore, and yes I do get distracted by all the pretty out there *g* doesn’t mean that I don’t try to keep this comm going, and will continue
to do so, or that my love for Lorne has waned—it hasn’t!
Though I’d like to believe that there really is more than a half a dozen reader/writers out there that do care, still love Lorne, want to read/write/see more Lorne fic…. Frankly, I loved what we did at the Xmas challenge, and still think a Lorne summer fest could be fun, but if no one actually posts prompts, how do you expect writers to be inspired/write???
Anyhoo, for any writers looking forward to claiming prompts to write, I will be posting 30 prompts on the last day, add to evilj’s prompts then we will have a minimum of 36 prompts to choose from… but frankly for a fest the number of prompts so far really is a dismal disappointment. Post prompts here