Nothing is worse than becoming involved in a story, investing time to read it, and finding it incomplete. Drives me crazy!
Now, I don’t mind authors teasing the audience by breaking the stories down into chapters and posting a chapter every evening or every few days, but it’s just so frustrating to start reading a great story only to find it hasn't been updated for weeks, months, years, or even worse was never completed. I started a story last night that I thought was complete and discovered after becoming emotionally involved in the story, it was incomplete, and has not been updated in weeks. Gak!
I can appreciate real life getting in the way, or an author losing interest (trust me I have a few incomplete stories on my hard drive myself), but I personally would NEVER post a story that I haven't finished writing, and wish other authors offered the same courtesy or would at least finish their story before posting.
One Frustrated Fan