That's discuss people, not flame!
As an author who has been a bugger for starting to post chaptered fics and not finishing them this may seem a strange post, but here goes.
Whilst spring cleaning my LJ, I clicked on a link for one of the greatest H/D WiPs ever written IMO. Although labelled as catagorically not abandoned, it has not been updated for almost three and a half years *cries* and who knows if it ever will because the author is now writing in another fandom *cries some more*, which leads me to wonder:
If a WiP has been abandoned for a period of time, e.g. over 2 years or more, and the author was close to the end, should said author post a synopsis regarding how things were going to end for the reader's benefit?
Does an author have any obligation to readers who have followed/are following a WiP, or does the label WiP translate into read at your peril?
Thinky thoughts authors, readers?