I realize all of the authors here are unpaid and mostly write for the joy of it. Some stories are of such high quality that I think their authors would succeed in the publishing world (some have).
I can't honestly complain about the often long period of time it takes to post all chapters of a story. Since the authors probably have full time jobs and actual lives to lead, the unpaid hobby must take a back seat. I just want to say that I seldom read a story as it develops, because on several occasions I have become hooked on one, only to never know the outcome. Or else there is such a long time from first posting to last that I lose the plot.
I'm beginning to wonder if some writers purposely string a story out to get ratings for each posting rather than one rating for the complete story. If this is not the case, I apologize.
At any rate, I want to thank you all for providing such varied and good quality entertainment.