Neil Gaiman gets pithy on the topic of work, once it's published.

http://neil-gaiman.tumblr.com/post/108819301131/hi-mr-gaiman-im-a-huge-fan-of-your-work-to-the

 

Also this is a bit of an experiment to see if this works on BL (It didn't although it does in the preview: Tumblr now lets you embed posts anywhere that supports the embed code, so that you don't have to click through. Oh and apparently it works on my blog view, but not in the dash, so you can look at that if you want to see what I was trying for. Better than nothing :)

 

Anyway, the link in the post is still good. I wish more authors thought that way.