It comes back to the question, whom are you writing for? Who are the readers you want? Who are the people you want to engage with the things that matter most to you? And for me, it’s people who don’t need it all spelled out because they know it, they understand it. That’s why there’s so much I can’t read because I get so exasperated. Someone starts describing the character boarding the plane and pulling the seat back. And I just want to say, Babe, I have been downtown. I have been up in a plane. Give me some credit.

Anonymous asked:

Okay, this is becoming ridiculous. For the past five days, I've been constantly checking your account every few hours to see if you've updated Lodestar only to be disappointed every time. I'm normally not this pushy or desperate for an update of my favorite fanfics. But when someone goes and dangles an enticing metaphorical carrot in front of me, you can see my problem. So, be absolutely honest with me please; is Lodestar going to be updated by the end of this month? (This is mystery-shrouded)

marshofsleep answered:

Well… keep being disappointed, because I can’t divine the future any more than you can

I am sorry about the carrots though. I truly did mean to have this done by last week but not everything goes according to plan.

will it be done by the end of this month? I hope so. will it be done by the end of this week? I hope so. can I make you any promises? no.

I’m busy with a lot of shiz, NOT including betaing six stories, pathetically trying to help mod ResBang, or even more pathetically trying to design another engagement ring. So, I must ask you to be patient just a while longer. Sorry.

(alternatively, you could just Follow the story and get an email notification when it updates instead of checking it every day >__>)




Things that are not cool? Leaving anon messages that effectively equate an author’s updates/lack of to being a cocktease.

Not cool guys. Don’t be that person.

What’s ridiculous is anon’s entitlement. Protip: Marsh does not work for you, anon. She is not your employee. She is not obligated to update anything of hers ever again, yet she continues to do so because it’s what she loves doing. I’m sure she’s sorry you’re foaming at the mouth for another chapter, but that’s really not her problem.

Marsh is a gift to this fandom. Cherish her. Stop complaining.

Short of it: Anon is the poster child for how to make an author never want to update again.