Posted 15 May 07
I didn't mean to use the word choice I did. When I said "good writer" I meant use good grammar and spelling. The plot points are not what I'm looking at. Sure, you can write about Bella having a baby, and about half angel half merman, whatever. I don't really care about that. What I'm looking for is good grammar and spelling.
So, some of you are angry because I haven't automatically validated you in the first batch, but you know you have good grammar and spelling. Okay. That's understandable, I suppose. The problem is, I don't know all of you. I haven't seen what all of you have written, and so I don't know yet. Once I see that you've got a grip on things, I add you to the list. Maybe you didn't know that. Also understandable. But please don't flame me for it.
People who can't spell are automatically rejected. I've given you that chance, let a couple things slide, but the blatant misspellings just detract too much from the meaning of the story.
Crossovers are staying. Period. End of discussion. No matter what you say, they're staying.
Now, I'm going to answer specific people.
twilightaholic - If you see the word "Validated" next to your story, it means your story is on the site. It doesn't matter if it automatically got there or not, that's just what it means. If it says "Not" then it's still in the validation queue waiting for my approval. Also, please don't swear on my website. I'll just leave it at that.
addictedtotwilight - I'm sorry, I don't think there's any way to fix the review problem. If I could go back to the previous version, I would, I'm sorry.
Blonde Bella - You got it all completely right. You're my new hero :)
And finally, shadow360 - Stories take a bit to be validated. They wait in the queue before I have a chance to look at them. I am not on my website 24/7, nor am I a robot. I'm sorry.
Please, guys, next time you have a problem, write a nice comment/email. You really won't get anywhere by flaming.
That said, please tell me what you think.