I rely on the reviews for each posted chapter of Pride and Prejudice and Poison at fanfiction.net, for feedback regarding how the story is going, what readers think will happen next and what I’ve gotten wrong about Regency England.
Every review is read though I don’t comment on them as I don’t have the time.
I enjoy the positive the reviews as they help to battle the constant self doubt that afflicts an author “is this any good?”, “will anyone like it?”, “they liked the rest but what if this one is horrible?”.
I have 6 published novels in another genre, so publishing chapters and getting immediate feedback is quite a new experience. I find that I do relish the immediate feedback and helpful critiques to make the story better. Thank you!