?

Log in

No account? Create an account
Previous Entry Share Next Entry
Poll re FAKE First Year Together: Justice
Dee Blue waves
brit_columbia
Okay, I did kind of screw it up down there in the title area. :P I had a paragraph which was way too long and didn't make it into the poll, mainly because it was in the wrong place. Anyway, what I wanted to say was that if I successfully posted this poll and it worked, etc. etc. , then I would feel confident enough to post another poll! Also, if you want to say something else about Justice that you feel was not addressed in my six m.c. questions, then please feel free to add it in the comments. Ditto if you're not a livejournal member, because I believe that one has to be a member in order to take the poll. I could be wrong about that. Anyway, please give me feedback because I'm really not sure if people are liking this story or not. It would be very helpful for me to know, one way or the other. Thanks!
Poll #1728549 This is my first ever poll, and I still can't quite believe it's going to work, so I shortened it considerably and made it just about Justice. If I successfully post this, and people are able to participate in it because I DIDN'T screw it up technically,
This poll is closed.

Which of the following best describes your feelings for the story Justice:

(a) I am enjoying Justice.
37(86.0%)
(b) I'm waiting for it to be finished before I read it.
2(4.7%)
(c) I read it from time to time.
4(9.3%)
(d) I have not read any chapters of Justice.
0(0.0%)
(e) I stopped reading it because I didn't like it.
0(0.0%)

How do you feel about the current length of the Justice chapters?

(a) They're too long. They should be shorter.
0(0.0%)
(b) They're not long enough. They should be longer.
3(7.3%)
(c) They're just the right length.
38(92.7%)

Would you prefer to see more frequent updates, but with shorter chapters?

(a) Yes.
10(25.0%)
(b) No.
18(45.0%)
(c) I don't know.
12(30.0%)

How do you feel about the plot of Justice?

(a) It's interesting.
39(97.5%)
(b) it's too complicated.
1(2.5%)
(c) Plot is not important to me.
0(0.0%)

How do you feel about the large cast of characters?

(a) I like stories with large casts.
17(38.6%)
(b) There are too many characters to keep track of.
9(20.5%)
(c) The size of the cast is not important to me.
18(40.9%)

How do you feel about the amount of sex in Justice?

(a) There is too much and should be less.
0(0.0%)
(b) There is too little and should be more.
18(40.0%)
(c) There is just the right amount for a story of this type.
20(44.4%)
(d) I would prefer there to be no sex whatsoever in this story.
0(0.0%)
(e) The amount of sex is not important to me.
7(15.6%)

  • 1
A few elaborations:
I've never noticed your chapters being too short or too long, but during re-reads, I find that shorter chapters are easier to read and locate bits of information in.

As far as the question of frequence vs. length, it doesn't really matter. I'd hate to see you get all rushed and churn out a crappy chapter just to meet a deadline, so I guess I'd say, take your time, we'll still be here when you're ready!

As for the cast size, I like all of your characters, so I wouldn't say cut any of them out, but the length of time in between chapters does make it a bit difficult to recall exactly who everyone is and what their importance is to the plot. Your character lists are very helpful here.

Hope this helps!

Thank you, it's really helpful. I've observed that you're a reader who doesn't shy away from epic-sized stories, and I'm the same type of person, which is why I always seem to end up populating my multi-chapter fics with so many extra people. Not everyone likes that, however. Some readers prefer a story to revolve as closely as possible around two main characters, or three if there's a love triangle or a nemesis. I'm curious to know how many of those types of readers are actually persisting with my stories. I've probably lost a few along the way, which means they'll probably not be around to take this poll, but oh well.

I appreciate your comment about shorter chapters being easier to re-read and locate info in. I didn't consider that point, so that's useful for me to hear!

I'm wondering whether to make these chapters shorter and update them in about half the time I currently do. I can't update the long chapters any quicker (because they take so much time to write and re-write), but I'm just wondering if quicker turnaround times would help to keep the momentum up up for the readers.

  • 1