Did you know fanfiction.net is broken?
FFnet seems to be working again. It let me go in and edit the flagged characters on a story I uploaded using the workaround.
However, I'm still waiting on notifications for the new story, and about a dozen review notices (as well as notices for new chapters of fics I follow), so YMMV. I don't know if the errors and issues are unrelated.
There are also alternatives if you want to wash your hands of the mess completely.Livejournal
pros: easy to update thanks to the rich text editor (you can just paste from your word processor), you're already here, communities for fandoms *yo*
cons: smaller reader base, isn't really set up for a fiction archiveDeviantArt
pros: wickedly easy to update if you've already posted the chapter to your documents section in ffnet. (open it, click the HTML button, copy, and paste into the text section of DeviantArt's update. Boom.). Also, decent sized DA community.
cons: not as big a com as ffnet, more geared towards visual arts, no way to give a written summary/description for the search feature. Wheat to chaff? horrifying.Archive of Our Own
Pros: you can import from ffnet by pasting your url, additional servers have clearly solved their slow-as-molasses problems, posting new chapters is as easy as ffnet, or easier. Also supports co-authors, tagging stories as part of a series, and a few other nice features
cons: small community, lack of feedback, importing will require you tweak each chapter since notes invariably come out a hot mess, in beta so you need to sign up and wait to get an invite (didn't take long for me, but with ffnet's issues it may be longer now)note: anyone want an invite? Users can apparently request extra invite codes so I'd be happy to give it a shot.
(FYI, I'm LupusYondergirl over there)Lunaescence
I admit, I know next to nothing about this, beyond it being 'moderated' for quality. There's only about 50 DA stories on there now. Anyone have an opinion?
Anyone have any opinions on these, or know of any I missed?
I know I left BSN off. There's a reason for that... the DA2 community creation forum allows LINKING to your fan works, as opposed to the posting that was allowed in the DAO forums.
I'm kind of falling in love with AO3 again, now that it's so much faster. I've uploaded EVERYTHING there... and it took me maybe two hours.