Originally Posted by lickitandstickit
I can offer this as a reader, I wrote maybe a dozen or so authors emails telling them I liked their stuff, kept it short and simple , nothing creepy or out of line, told them which stories i liked and such. Two authors ever replied.. I stopped doing it, i just figured they get so much mail and probably from weirdos and such that they dont even bother looking.
Oh, we definitely look. And I for one appreciate email. And the weirdo count is surprisingly low, though maybe it would be higher if I were female.
It's just - sometimes in my case it's females with an insufficiently hidden agenda. I don't find it creepy, but I'm not in the market for anything, and writing a polite but distant reply is work. So it's easier to just let it pass. It's not like I drown in free time.
I've only had two really creepy emails, one of which I've discussed here a few times (because I think it came from someone on AH).