How long does it take you to write an episode?


#1

Hi everyone,

I just had some questions about writing episodes for your stories. I was wondering, how long does it take you guys to write one? It takes me personally a lot of time. (Many people say my episodes are still a little short though). And with that, how many lines are your episodes approximetally?

(Maybe some of you have tips about writing, and how I can make my episodes longer more easily?)

Thanks! :slight_smile:
Semile


#2

For me it takes me 2-3 days,It’s different for every episode,seriously I have no idea why does it take so long?


#3

Usually the first ever episode takes the longest. But usually it takes me a week to two weeks to write an episode because I’m a perfectionist and a procrastinator, which isn’t a good mix lol. :sweat_smile:


#4

Me too! Wow, never imagined someone took that long too to write one :wink:


#5

I’m a perfectionist, so everything in my story has to be perfect. I also use spot directing in every episode. My conversations are not that long in an episode and I use lots of different backgrounds. Yeah, it takes pretty long :blush:


#6

Phew, I thought it was just me. :sweat_smile:


#7

:stuck_out_tongue:


#8

Idk,I kinda know the name of every animation,sound and background I use.So I don’t need o do research while writing,I guess that’s helping me so I doesn’t take weeks


#9

I wish I knew all that! I always have to do research and stuff, it takes me maybe 3/4 of the time :frowning:


#10

I am capable of writing 1 good episode with sound and directing and the works within a week.

But at the moment, that has been a struggle :sweat_smile:

And my tips for making them longer is to include choices that matter or that at minimum give extra scenes for the reader


#11

This is embarrassing, but I’ve been working on the first episode of my first story for over a month. It currently has almost 600 lines and it’s only half done. Granted, I’ve been taking little breaks and it’s taken me a few tries to make it the way I envisioned, (I am also a perfectionist and professional procrastinator lol) and I may have put too much on my plate with this one, but yeah… I’m a slow poke.


#12

Welp, you’re not alone.


#13

Takes me like six hours to write, code, proof read, and correct 150 lines!!
Lol I suck at writing.


#14

Honestly, it depends. I generally have a good idea of what I want to write, but it’s the directing, checking for grammar, checking for odd/awkward pauses etc., fixing speechbubbles that take up my time the most. Probably 2-3 weeks at the most, the shortest a week. Depending on how busy life is too lol.


#15

It depends lol. I worked on my first episode for about a week. I am almost finished with my second episode which has taken me about 4 days. My third episode should probably take that amount of time.


#16

I think the longest it’s taken me were 4-5 days. However, my stories are usually written in little pieces and I tend to do it using safari on my phone, which is stressful.
I wrote the second chapter to my story, which neared to 2000 lines, all on Safari. Took me 3 days.


#17

Usually, a couple of days. Then add a few more days that are spend editing and refining. It maybe takes me a week and a half in total?

Right now? It’s taking me eons to even write a few lines. :sweat: It sucks because I’m kind of on a deadline, which you’d think would motivate me, but nope.


#18

Usually a week but I’m so lazy that I take months to update lol
However, when determined, I can write one up in about a day or two, but spend most of the day doing that-lmao


#19

Yeah, it takes me around a week too to make one :sweat_smile: Thanks for the tips by the way!


#20

Yup, you’re not the only one :raising_hand_woman:
But you know, it’s better to have something you’re really proud of (even when it takes a little longer), than something that’s not like you would’ve wanted it, right?