Hey guys! I am in need of some advice, and I’m hoping that this post might help others who are in this situation as well.
Today, I got my first “negative” fan mail (it’s not really that negative) saying that it seems like I just “kinda copied” a popular ink story on this app. I received this message on one of my stories. However, I originally thought of this story when the classic style was still popular and ink had just been introduced (meaning that I thought about this A LONG time ago), but never had the time to create it until now because I took a break. Additionally, I have never read this popular story and besides the edits I see of it on Instagram here and there, I have no idea what is it about
Now, I know that it’s just one comment and that I shouldn’t worry because I should be doing what I love to do, but I am scared that I am going to get more comments about this in the future. I am not a popular author, but I’ve been part of this community for almost 4 years and I know what other readers/writers do to each other when they think someone is copying another popular author. I can promise everyone that I 100% did not copy, but to other people, it may not seem like that because they judge so quickly. And seeing that this story is so much more popular than my own, I’m worried that my story will be teared apart. Part of me feels like I might be overreacting and that I should continue doing what I really love, but the other part of me doesn’t want to continue getting these type of messages in the future. Ahh so confusing.
If anyone has advice to me or anyone else in this situation, please leave them below! I would really appreciate it, and I know that other people in this situation will as well