Guh. I'm constantly working on something, but ever since 'Saturn Lander' totally crashed and burned last year, I've been finding it majorly hard to actually finish anything... Perhaps it's because I feel like even if I perfectly replicate the things in my head, they just won't appeal to anybody else regardless.
My point is, just how important is being able to tell what the plot is by the first glance? Would any of you guys, in all honesty, ever actually read something if you didn't already generally know what the plot was about beforehand? Would something of the same genre that you like, but with differant-looking main characters, still be a turn off? Does 'general asthetic' even come into play when people are looking around?
It feels wrong to try and pander to these things, but people's 'minimal expectations' are just so hard to judge. I don't think there is anything wrong with wanting people to actually enjoy your work. x_x