How important are (story) views to you?
- Really importnant I deserve it for my hard work
- It’s cool but i don’t need it
- I don’t care I keep writing anyway its about the story not the fame
- Not importnant
How important are (story) views to you?
I worked on the first three episodes of my first story “Belonging Together” for weeks. I put a lot of love and work into it. When I released them, I was both worried and excited about people reading it. It took a week till I got my first reader, and during that week I very much lost the drive to continue working on it. It took me longer than it might have taken to finish episode 4 because I lost that drive, and it was only I finally got viewers was when I wanted to continue working on my story again.
I don’t know why, but that sounded so inspiring. But you’re right…patience is the key to success so don’t give up right away. There will be someone who likes it.
As much as I don’t want to care for reads, they are so important. I feel like stories get heavily judged on their amount of reads. And sometimes I do it myself. I go “oh this story has a million reads, it must be a good one then”. And it’s really difficult to start out as a writer because of this. But you’ve got to push through, work hard, listen to honest feedback and trust the process. Participating in (and especially winning) contests and getting on shelves skyrockets you to a more comfortable position. Some friends of mine were lucky enough to experience that. It’s a snowball effect and at some point, readers will come themselves
This was so me 3 months ago
Yes, now that I try to become a writer myself I really focus on supporting smaller authors and some stories are really good!
We are the same lol I’m doing this all the time since I started writing my own story. I always was like: “If it’s under 100K I won’t read it!” Now I’m like: "omg I hope someone likes my story when i’ts out maybe I can ever hit 100 reads ( don’t think it will happen but you know…a girl can dream )
Girlll don’t be so insecure! Everyone can reach a 100 reads! Just promote your story and work hard! It’s tough in the beginning but it will get better!
Coding on Episode is a learning process that will never end so just enjoy it
Awh thanks I do enjoy it just some stress when people asks when I will publish it while I’m still like…LET ME FIRST WRITE IT OUT ON PAPER PLEASE ( I’m thankful tho that people want to read it don’t think I’m a bitch now…just stressed as f*ck ) ( seriously I’m not that mean )
It’s funny because I didn’t even know the section that said 120k, etc was reads so I never paid attention. Mostly because I always thought it was likes and was like “d*MN them lucky iOS users, I wish I could like stories” that would be a good feature but that’s a topic for another thread, maybe bringing reviews back too. It wasn’t till 2020 when I actually learned this
I thought it was one view per person instead of one view per chapter so I thought a story with 1 million views was readed by 1 million people
That’s what I thought before I joined the forums about 3 months ago, thinking wow 3million views you must be really popular and have a great story.
I prefer for my stories to stay in the underground. Less pressure, less fame, less attention, and more creative freedom. The most popular stories are romance, drama, and fantasy. I don’t make those kinds of stories, so I guess that’s why I don’t get many reads. But I’m cool with that.
I understand even though I’m nothing like that I don’t mind if it gets a lot of reads or not I mean of course it would be super amazing but if it does not happen I guess I can’t do anything about it.
I never write for the views, I write because it’s like my escape from reality☺️ When I first started writing my story my mental wasn’t in a great place and writing helped with my mental health state. Writing pretty much saved me sounds silly I know🤷♀️ Of course I appreciate every person who gives my story a chance☺️
But ( not trying to be rude) You did do R4R right? Maybe I’m weird but that means you kinda want more reads (if I’m being a b*tch rn just tell me.)
You’re not being a bitch, I understand your point of view. Yeah I do:) I’m just a small author who likes to help other small authors☺️
Me too even though I’m not a author yet I just like to help Thanks for understanding my thoughts
I even had to do the cough dumb cough gem support thing just so there would be a chance that it would be ranked higher, so more people could see and read it.