jtav: (luna4)
( Apr. 18th, 2009 03:20 pm)
With [livejournal.com profile] springtime_gen  in full swing, my Spidey fic in beta and reveals for [livejournal.com profile] hp_spring_fling  forthcoming, I'll soon have three fics available for public consumption. They couldn't be more different: het, slash, and gen are all represented and length varies wildly. All this has me thinking about reviews. Is there a number you expect to get, regardless of the genre or pairing? What do you consider a good response?

Two things I've noticed. My gen fics tend to have a higher percentage of substantive comments vs. "that was cute" etc. than my romance fics (except "Turnabout," which got some amazing reviews). I'm not sure why that is. The other is that popularity does not necessarily correlate with how much I liked it. "Second Kisses" is by far my most popular fics, but it's nowhere close to my personal favorite of my fics. My favorite is my [livejournal.com profile] springtime_gen fic, and the jury's still out on that one. The anonymity is killing me. I want to take it, post it to every comm I can find and scream: I WROTE THIS!!! Heh. I'm sure I'm not the only exchange author who feels that way. May 22 is a long way away.