Yeah you’re right, it doesn’t count until the contest begins. We can wait until then.
And wow, I just learned this, i need to pay more attention, i’m so freaking stupid sometimes
Here u go, to verify:
From this post: Episode Explained: Creator's Contests
" * Something to note: Stories must get around 100 reads for the calculations to be statistically valid. From testing we know that if a story does not get at least 100 reads it is unlikely to be a hit with Episode Readers.
- For context approximately half of all contest entries do not earn the necessary number of reads. Of the remaining half of entries that do get at least 100 reads, 15 - 30 of those stories have high enough retention to move into the next phase.
The single biggest reason stories are eliminated from contests is because readers do not go past the first or second chapters."
As well as from this Episode Explained: Reader Retention :
“Is there a minimum number of reads a story needs to get before Reader Retention can be calculated?
From testing we’ve learned that in order to get reliable data about reader engagement stories need to have at least 100 reads.”
OK, let’s help her out when the date arrives but read if you’re interested, girl know that you can do it, don’t give up