For the past week or so, I’ve been updating every 2 days (I published 4 episodes in 9 days) and I was wondering if I was going too quick because I really don’t know how often I should update. I used to update every friday, then that turned to almost every day.
How often should I update?
Every 2-3 days
Here’s the story that I’m talking about:
Name: The Ember Moon Pack
Being a werewolf is not easy. Especially when you have 3 hot hybrids following your every move.
I personally really enjoy it when an author is only updating every other week but when they update they post like two or three episodes at the same time. It’s just that I feel like I always need some time to get back into a story, and it’s sad when I just gained the feeling for it back and then it’s already over again.
I recently posted a poll on IG asking people if they prefer weekly double updates or two updates a week. Weekly double updates won by a landslide. Since it appears you have the ability to update frequently, maybe you could consider that? At the end of the day, it’s completely your call. If you can update every other day and you like to publish as soon as the episode’s complete, then go for it!
Hmmm I think I’m going to try the double updates thing!! My episodes are pretty short so it would be doable (short because my story is a quick read, but with many episodes to come!) Also, I was wondering if 100+ episodes is too much for a story? Because that’s sort of what I’m aiming for!
Ah well it depends on the story.
Honestly, I personally get turned off by stories with more than 50 episodes (I often won’t even start them), but some stories have more than 100 episodes and have done very well (e.g Dripping Mascara). As long as you actually have good content to make 100 episodes and you’re not dragging the story out just to reach that number, I’m sure it will be fine . The reason I say I get turned off is that in most cases, the longer stories I’ve read have felt like they should have ended 20-30 episodes ago.
Ohhh okay yup I understand!! I feel like my story isn’t dragged just very detailed if you know what I mean , one of the MCs tells the main MC she has a mission to do in episode 6, and it’s episode 8 and she still hasn’t gone on the mission. I’m planning for the to be an episode 9-12 thing! I honestly get so many DMs of people telling me to smush episodes to make them longer but I honestly like them short… I’m weird
At the end of the day it’s your story. If you like your episode length and the pacing, then it’s your decision
Then again, some people will stop reading a story if the episodes are too short because they feel like they’re wasting passes. I’ve never read your story so I have no idea how short your episodes are.
I completely agree with you. Some stories develop just fine to be around 40-50 episodes, but I have also read many that are already at 50 chapters and don’t seem to be ending any time soon though they would have been fine just exactly those 20-30 episodes ago.
Personally, I’d prefer getting like 1-3 chapters every week or every other week (depends on what my schedule says lol) and for a very good story I’d be willing to wait even more. But if you have the time to update nearly everyday and you’re happy with updating every day, I think you should do that.
I think one of the things you should consider is the potential of burning out. When I first started I set up my goal as updating each week, so that meant writing 2-3 chapters each week. Things got messy too quickly and I burned out.
I think 2-3 chapters every other week is good for readers and the author.