This week, I spent about 8-10 hours writing Winter Rain. From my logs, it looks like about 80 people have read each of those two installments. 4 bothered to comment (2 on each). It has left me trying to pin down my reasons for writing, because, this weekend, I've got other projects that need my attention, yet I'm feeling guilty about canceling today's installment.
The way I see it, either I'm writing this for myself, or I'm writing it for my readers. If I'm writing it for myself, then clearly, I get to set my priorities, and I shouldn't feel guilty about them. But if I'm writing it for my readers, is 4 comments on 8-10 hours work sufficient reason to bother prioritizing Winter Rain over other projects? I'm honestly not sure it is. Don't get me wrong -- I have some great regulars who frequently comment, and they are definitely the reason I've gotten this far. But the dearth of feedback has me considering dropping my update frequency again, because I really do have other things I'd like to do with my free time.
What do you think? Am I being a whiny little prick, here? Should I be thrilled to be getting the feedback rate I am getting? Or should I be considering some kind of incentive-based update schedule if I want more?