I didn't even know it was happening until I read the entries here earlier today, but now I can't stop thinking about it. I'm afraid that I'm going to wake up tomorrow and either my stories or my whole account will be gone. (I've heard they're deleting whole accounts without warning now.)
My story isn't going to be completely lost if that happens, because I back up each new chapter in my livejournal. But none of the people reading it on fanfiction.net would know to look for it there, and because links aren't allowed I have no way to tell them. And my livejournal name is different than my ff.net name, so there's no obvious connection. (And at the moment, I can't afford to pay to rename my livejournal.)
And anyway, I have no way of telling my readers where to look for my stories until I have a new chapter ready to post, and the chapter is only about half down. And, I can't work on it as much as I need to, because I'm doing camp nano this month, so I can only work on my fanfic after I've gotten my wordcount for my original novel (which I barely managed to do because I've been too worried about this.)
I did sign up on the AO3 waiting list, but I probably won't get an invite until September, by which point I could have lost all my readers if my story gets deleted.
I need to turn off my computer and go to bed now, but I'm almost too afraid to, because I'm dreading seeing what may have been deleted overnight. What if any of the stories that I'm reading, and really want to know what happens next in get deleted, and then I can never find out how they end. Or what if my story gets deleted before I can tell the people reading it where else they can find it.
(And by the way, I checked the story guidelines, and according to those M rated fics are still allowed, its only MA that isn't allowed. So I don't know what's going on with the deletion of M rated fics.)