I really... How do I put this...? I really don't want to make this post, because it suggests the very possibility of discontinuing my story (although I'm 98.9% sure that I'll be continuing it, as long as I have the time). But with every new chapter, I feel like I do have to make this post.
Well, that first paragraph was more emotional than intended, haha. I guess my point is, does anyone still care about Nola A.: Case Unsolved? Back then, when I first started it and there were less role plays (story and free alike), NA:CU succeeded a lot more than I ever thought it would. Especially with myself being new at the time, I never expected to get that many likes on my chapters, much less any post of mine.
Although I'm usually not one to care about how many likes or comments I receive, NA:CU is sort of an exception for me. I wrote (and continue to write) Nola A.: Case Unsolved not just to fuel my passion to write and keep the writerfall flowing (), but also for you guys to read and to enjoy. If you don't enjoy it, that's completely fine, haha, because everyone writes differently and certain people like some styles of writing, and other people like other styles. It's aaaaall good. I'm not offended.
But I can't help but think about it. My first chapter got literally thirty-three likes. THIRTY-THREE?! Good encircling Spiral, that's most likely the most-liked post I've ever made! And the majority of the other chapters received 16-25 likes, on average.
Recently, however, the likes are now fourteen or less, and although I usually wouldn't care much, it's not just about the likes. People often used to actively support and critique the story, either showing they love it so much and it was perfect, or kindly showing me the things I could have made better. And that's GREAT! I love feedback, whether good or bad. At least it's feedback, ja?
But recently, the feedback has been a little minimal, heh. I mean, with my last chapter, the feedback was fantastic and refreshing to hear, so thank you, guys! But all in all... I don't know, maybe it just feels that way and it's not how it really is, but it seems as if people don't really care about the story anymore. And it's completely understandable! There are so many new stories and role plays going on that it's hard to pay attention to all of them. And that's honestly the same problem I have. I want to join and read every single role play on the forums, but I've got a life, and I've got other things to do, both virtually and in real life.
The whole point of this is to state the opinion that it personally seems to me as if NA:CU is slowly but surely deteriorating.
So I have one simple question to ask you. No matter what, I'll most likely be continuing this story just because I love it so much and have such a passion for it. I have a flipping grand plot, for goodness' sake - I'm not going to let it all fade! But I need to know what to expect from the audience/the readers/you.
Thanks so much, and PLEASE... Answer honestly.
Do you still care much about Nola A.: Case Unsolved?