I’ve just realized that I’ve been writing my first episode 20 hours a day for maybe 10 days, and I am not sure if I’ve spent too much time on it or not. It was about 25 minutes long (now I’ve shortened it). I don’t know, maybe it’s because it’s my first episode and I could spend the whole day figuring out how to work with this overlay for example. What about you?
It takes me so long to write, usually. I guess it depends on how motivated I am for the episode: if I’m more excited I write it quicker, but certain things are just so time consuming. It’s always best to perfect your first episode, so I get why you are spending a lot of time on it. I had all of my ideas prepared, so I rushed through it and it came out cliche. I revamped it a few times, but even after like a year I’m still not 100% happy with it Every person is different, but putting more time and effort into it (especially the first episode) definitely pays off. Maybe don’t spend 20 hours a day on it though, you need your sleep
It can take me around 1 week if I work on one episode consistently but I have a life lol so it takes me around 2 or 3 weeks.
Thanks for sharing:) Well, as you’ve mentioned, it’s all about motivation so I didn’t really want to go to sleep unless I finish the certain scene, and even after that my thought was:” I need to go to sleep now so that I could wake up earlier and then go to writing.” I’ve got almost the same situation, after i’ve finally finished my first episode, I understood how much I don’t like certain things in it so I have to rewrite some scenes now
How long can your episode be?
There’s no set limit. But most people like episodes to be 10 minutes long, and usually around 1000 lines.
It took me 2 weeks for one episode and i didn’t even publish the story.
So when I get an idea, I usually start on it straight away before I forget the idea. But I’m really careful to have only one active/ongoing story going at once so once I’ve written my idea out, I then totally ignore the story unless I get another idea. So I have had a couple episodes that have technically taken me 6 months to write.
But once that story becomes my main focus, I can write an episode in maybe a week and a half, depending on how free I am. My first story took me a lot longer because I didn’t know what I was doing but current active story I feel like I write an episode really quick because I know all the animations.
It takes me almost 2 3 weeks sometimes a month to complete one episode. I can only invest 2-3 hours a day after college and work and personal life. Sometimes I write all night long and sometimes I don’t feel like writing at all.
Mine is stuck in the 3rd episode its been more than two weeks since I started writing it…
But my others were completed in the duration of 2 weeks (both 1 and 2)…
So when you write consistently you will complete it faster then you think but when you have a life that we all do it takes a lot of time…
Well for me it does…