jet: Wiccan from Young Avengers in the air surrounded by glowing blue magic (billy is a beautiful butterfly)
jet ([personal profile] jet) wrote2013-01-13 08:16 pm

So, r-list,

How do you decide if a fic's worth archiving on AO3?

ETA: And if you do a bunch of ficlets from prompts, do you archive them together or separately?
meicdon13: (Default)

[personal profile] meicdon13 2013-01-14 02:53 am (UTC)(link)
I have yet to put anything up on AO3, mostly because I feel like my work is not worthy orz

I'd archive the ficlets together, maybe a chapter = a ficlet
meicdon13: (Default)

[personal profile] meicdon13 2013-01-14 02:22 pm (UTC)(link)
I still use roflmao

Hmm ... I'd group all the same fandoms together and then post them as a story, with a ficlet per "chapter." Like, if you've got 10 ficlets, 5 each for 2 fandoms — then that's 2 fanfics with 5 chapters each.
meicdon13: (Batman: thinky thoughts)

[personal profile] meicdon13 2013-01-14 02:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Hmmm ... I'd still go ahead and post it, even if it's only one ficlet. Then if you have another ficlet in the same fandom, just update the story with a new chapter.
stereosymbiosis: (joan)

[personal profile] stereosymbiosis 2013-01-14 02:59 am (UTC)(link)
if I'm pretty proud of what I wrote, I'll probably put it on ao3. :3 I don't put everything I write there, though. and I agree with [personal profile] meicdon13, I would put ficlets in one story with each ficlet as a separate chapter.
stereosymbiosis: (carol)

[personal profile] stereosymbiosis 2013-01-14 05:04 pm (UTC)(link)
honestly, there's a lot of stuff on ao3 that I think is better than mine, but I still post my stuff! i think everything has an audience. the front page of ao3 says all fans and fanworks are welcome, and while some people try and make it that ao3 is an archive for "better quality" fics, i think every story has a place there.

hmm, if the fics are in different fandoms, I would make a separate story for every fandom and post them like that. so if i had 5 avengers ficlets I would post them in one story with separate chapters, but only 1 merlin ficlet i would wait until i had one or two more to post those in a separate story.
meinterrupted: (marvel: avengers - steve even heroes)

[personal profile] meinterrupted 2013-01-14 03:08 am (UTC)(link)
I post most everything on AO3. I don't have a threshold of good/bad for it, beause I feel like every story has some audience. :)

For prompt ficlets, I have a general "story" for MCU ficlets, and each ficlet is a different chapter. But I don't add non-MCU ficlets (except crossovers), I just wait until I've collected two or three and make a new "story."