I am fed up of a lot of things right now, FanFiction is one of them. I don’t want to give it up, I love writing too much to give it up; I've been on FF way too long now, nearly five years, FanFiction is a part of my life but I do need to change some things.
Recently I've had to have a serious look at my FF life and why certain things got me so upset. I wont go into detail but one of the things I'm upset about is all the people attacking me and my FF friends for ‘copying’ each other. I am beyond fed up of getting messages about the same author again and again. I am so unbelievably grateful to my loyal readers, I love you all for sticking by me but I'd rather not know anymore. Some authors just don’t know when to stop and I can't stop them. It's their story and there are always going to be stories similar to mine and it upsets me when its obvious that they read mine first but I can't do anything about it and the more I get reminded of it the worse it is.
On another note that is similar to the last, I want to say that I will no longer accept requests to read BD continuation FanFictions. The reason behind this is related to my last point, I don’t want to be influenced. In the past I have been able to separate my reading material to my writing material but at the moment I read way too many FanFictions that I can barely keep track off, some of them have also been so similar to my own that they’ve been influencing my own writing, e.g. I've thought of a future plot line and then seen it in another story and felt like I couldn’t write that now.
Bombarding myself with FFs to read has been ruining the writing experience for me so from now on I will not be reading any more stories other than the ones I already follow (if I already review and read your story, I will continue to read it and won’t be giving it up. I wont do that to any of you)
The exception to this is FanFictions of my own stories, I will ALWAYS support those that are writing with my characters (e.g. KleoCullen’s Forever Yours or JamieDodger’s Forever Original etc) or any other FanFictions that are AU or AH (Such as MissRenesmeeCarlie’s Shattered etc). So feel free to tell me about stories that fit this criteria and I will definitely read them.
I am sorry to those that have asked me to read their stories or were planning to. I will let you know when I start accepting requests again.
I hope you all understand. This is a necessary sacrifice right now, for the good of my stories and my future plot lines.