So, basically, I wanted to create a topic safe for everyone to rant about anything on their minds. Naturally, I’m too scared to join in on other topics, so I’ve created this one as a safe environment for anyone to join, no matter how late or early
Here’s my rant, sorry for the length in advance:
I’ve been on Wattpad for 5 (?) years now and only late last year did I discover the forums. I don’t know if anyone else feels this way, but I’ve always been too scared to comment on other topics. Especially when there are several replies. I feel like an intruder, which has made me feel as if I don’t belong here in the Wattpad community. It’s frustrating. Naturally, I’m a talker. I love to socialise. I love meeting new people. But here, online, I feel like someone else entirely. It’s hard for me to fit in. I’ve strayed so far away from several topics dedicated to making friends, simply chatting or ones similar to this one - it’s intimidating. I just wanna talk until my fingers fall off!!
Another thing that’s recently been bothering me are stories. I’ve four published books - all uncompleted - with two of those recent ones being my absolute favourites. Something that bothers me is the lack of reads. I know this sounds conceited but, personally, for me, a large percentage of my motivation to write is the support from other readers on this platform. I’ve tried everything to boost my views but they still only have little reads…
I used to be a fanfiction account (). I have nothing wrong with fanfic accounts (as some of the best writers on this platform are in that community) however remembering back to the work that I produced and how I acted makes me shudder. Nonetheless, the works I published produced thousands upon thousands of reads. There were votes and comments filing in. But, as I aged, I decided that fanfiction wasn’t my niche and I made the switch to being a mystery/thriller account. From then (which was maybe 2 years ago), I noticed that the activity on my account fell dead. Even with published works, nothing was coming through. My newest (and most proudest) works have only been recently uploaded within the last month or so but I feel as if you have to give some sort of significant contribution to the platform/community to receive a decent chunk of support/reads/comments/votes.
Please don’t mistake this as me being rude or attacking someone indirectly . I know it takes a lot of time and blood, sweat and tears to get where some people are but there are times where I really feel as if my writing journey already hit its highest peak and that I won’t grow anymore.
Anyways, what’s been bothering you lately? Don’t be afraid to share - this a safe environment. No judgement!
TL;DR I feel like I don’t belong and that my writing journey has hit a full stop.