another day, another rant. But this time I’m genuinely confused at what I can do in this situation.
I had a person buy something from me. Let’s say it’s a story. Asked for a discount, and me, una stupida ragazza d’oro (I hope it’s written OK, means stupid golden girl in Italian…I think) said alright, you can get 500 extra words. I mean, what’s an extra 500 words when I have so much work (on and offline) that I’m drowning?
I write and finish the story. Send it in.
And…A few days later I’m asked to change a paragraph. My laptop dies, I lose it and I can’t operate fiverr too well with it, so I ask for the person to send it back to me (as I don’t have the file anymore)
weeks later the answer is: can you write a new story? It wasn’t satisfactory. All the other sellers do the same, too, they can’t satisfy me (not direct quotation)
So…apparently a completely new storyline IS NOT I repeat NOT! a new order. It’s a revision And I have to do it.
…obviously, I haven’t quite gotten a review for that specific order, so… My issue here is: if it’s not good enough first round, it won’t be good enough second round either. My writing is just like that: it sucks. (…oooor someone is being a little liar who wants free stuff. hmm, wonder which one… )
So, I tried going the good way, saying okay, but you should order again, because the money I get is like, 3 euros (and in Italy it isn’t much, at least not near where I live), buuut all my pleas go to deaf ears.
And then I get a message from fiverr that I should not give out details for payment out of fiverr. Already wrote to customer service just so they know I didn’t do anything - better safe than sorry, have no idea how this works, hah), so… I’m a bit tense about the buyer. The thing is, I CAN do it, and my birthday is coming up, maybe I should change the world for it but what if I have to write it again. And again.
If I just needed to change it up, it’d be good but a whole new plot? Who are we kidding?
(seriously though, should I just get on with it, people? I know it happens a lot but I just got a bad review (was my fault, translation was perfect but late because of my laptop) so I want to get good ones (or no more bad ones) but I’m not quite sure it’s worth it.
(on the other hand the plot is eerily familiar to what I’ve written before so I’m fluent at the genre, but…)
Hope ya’ll get better buyers because mine’s been pulling at my nerves. And trust me, I work with CHILDREN.
I’m supposed to be super patient and all that.
I think I did something really stupid right now.
I wrote to the buyer (after her 5 messages) explaining in a not 100% way why this is not how it goes. She will either get it or not, but I doubt it’s the former.
SOMETIMES it feels like I’m talking to a wall.