I feel like the vast majority of wattpad writers are unknown and undiscovered and it seems like every other time I stop by the forums there’s always some thread with people wishing they had more reads or more followers or wanting to know how to get discovered.
I was just like that when I started but over the year and half that I’ve been here I’ve come to realize that my writing has a long long way to go before it gets any good.
And that has been really freeing in a way. With no huge following and no real readers hungry for that next chapter I feel completely free to do whatever I want. I don’t have anyone asking me for updates, or commenters giving me rude feedback or criticism, or any pressure to write a certain way to please a market or a fan group.
I’m happily undiscovered and for right now I don’t want that to change.
In a sea of “how do I get more reads? How do I get discovered?” I’m wondering if there’s anyone else out there saying “I don’t think I want all the attention” is anyone else toiling away in obscurity with a smile on their face?