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Poll re FAKE First Year Together: Justice
Dee Blue waves
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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%)

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I don't mind the longer wait, because then there's longer chapters, and they're the kind that might need some rereads and gives time for speculations anyway.

I just don't want you to rush out shorter chapters, and then have it seem loosely connected and less well-honed than your chapters have been on average.

And as for the smex, well, Goodness knows I love a good droolsmexytymez, but if we were only ever concerned with the sex, we wouldn't be here, we would be trolling some r-18 fanfiction site for the juiciest dirtiest smut we could find. We're here for the writing!!! The poetic prose! (and how they match with the sex 8D).

Thank you for being here for the writing! Not that I have anything against people showing up for lemons, since I love writing lemons, and announcing that there is a lemon in a chapter is like hanging out a sign that says 'Free chocolate'. Actually, I should qualify that. I love writing lemons about Dee and Ryo because they're in love and all their sex has an emotional-connection component. I don't think I could ever write about total strangers having hot one night stands.

I've been thinking about posting shorter chapters more frequently so as to reduce the chance that my readers will forget about this story in between posts. I know that if I could post as often as say, once a week, the story would be easier to follow and it would always be at the back of more readers' minds than it currently is. I feel that due to the complication of the plot and the space between posts, it's harder for readers to pick up the threads with each new chapter.

On the other hand, however, if I were to post once a week, it would probably have to be in two thousand word bursts, and getting the chapters beta-read would be more problematic. Also, because the story is so involved, I could probably only handle one plot/theme point at a time, instead of throwing in two or more to keep readers with different tastes happy. The end result might be something much choppier. I've been unsure what to do, hence this poll.

Thanks very much for the feedback!

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