Udpate Rates

10 years ago | Murazrai (Member)

Well, I just wondered, how you update your novel? Is it daily, a few time per week, weekly or monthly? Why?

Chaos Fighters...the fantasy of the scientific magic.

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  1. nomesque (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Weekly, Monday updates to my 'main' serial (I try to have one primary serial that I'm focusing on - atm it's Deadish), and another story each Friday. The Friday story gets dropped if I'm too busy or if I've run out of material, but I try to always have the main updates out on time.

  2. grantcravens (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Once a week, on Mondays. Tuesdays for "commentary," which can be anything from ramblings about the story to talk back to commenters. As for why? For 7 Days, I wanted to give myself time to explore each section on its own, and each section so very often fits into a 500 - 2000 or so word range that I could afford to drop one or two at a time and talk about it.

    Boat Story: kidnapped kids, mysterious maps, debt, tropical storms, pirates, sea monsters, family, tea.
  3. Murazrai (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    I update everyday as one single post is just about 600 words long and they are like anime episodes. However, there will be breaks between each book as I need to have some drafts ready for posting.

    Chaos Fighters...the fantasy of the scientific magic.
  4. acetachyon (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Kat and Mouse updates every Monday.

    The weekly schedule allows me more than enough time to write, edit, revise, and queue up future episodes. As it stands, I'm queued up all the way to the end of September with episode 5 and episode 6 should be done by early/mid-July and ready to queue up.

    KAT AND MOUSE, GUNS FOR HIRE When the going gets tough, the tough shoot back
  5. RavenProject (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    I've been publishing my "core" story to a small group of first-readers twice a week for a year now. I prefer to keep a ten-episode buffer on that schedule, though it fluctuates wildly. A typical episode is 400-600 words.

    I'll maintain that schedule when Midnight Cross makes its public debut, plus a bonus of some sort (media article, character/group profile, one-shot vignette) once a week.

    Big goal is building up enough content for a Premium section. I'd love to get two episodes a week there, but I'd settle for one if I had to. I won't launch that until I know what kind of schedule I can maintain, though.

    -J

  6. Dary (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    I update every Monday (coincidentally, I just finished this week's XD), anywhere around 2,000 to 5,000 words, depending on chapter length. If there are a couple of shorter chapters next to each other, I'll have a "Double Chapter Week".

    I try to maintain a pace of ~2,000 words a day. Time also gets eaten up by illustrating: it can be anywhere from 30 minutes to 10 hours per image, so my days can get pretty jammed up D:

  7. Clare-Dragonfly (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    I update with a ~800-word chapter three times a week. This forces me to keep writing every day.

  8. Jim Zoetewey (Moderator)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Originally I updated twice a week on Tuesday/Friday. Currently I'm updating Wednesday/Saturday. I started out writing 600-800 word updates. Currently I'm doing 800-1000 word updates that occasionally stretch to 1400.

    It's not a progression I recommend. I sometimes think I ought to split it into three 600 word updates if I'm going write that much.

  9. Kess (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    I post on my blogfic once a day, averaging about 775 words per post at the moment. I used to post more often, but I have finally managed to get it down to one a day. On the flip side, my posts are getting longer. Hmmm.

    I hit my 200th post recently, and made a happyfun post about it with my latest stats:

    http://writer.apocalypseblog.com/apocalypse-blogs-200th-post/

    Honestly, it's a bit much. I haven't missed a day in almost six months (whoo!), but it's a lot to keep up with. I posted about that on my writing blog not long ago, with some links to handy guides and info that I found on this subject:

    http://writer.apocalypseblog.com/blog-fiction/

    Definitely going to pick a less intense schedule for the next one I do, but that won't start until the current one is finished. Otherwise, I might just die. ;)

    In the meantime, I'm plugging on, writing every day and posting like a loon. :)

    Apocalypse Blog - http://www.apocalypseblog.com

  10. nomesque (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Cor blimey, Kess - you're nuts.

    I mean that in a good way, of course ;-)

  11. grantcravens (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Kess: Definitely going to pick a less intense schedule for the next one I do, but that won't start until the current one is finished. Otherwise, I might just die. ;)

    Yeah, that's why I'm sticking to the one post a week thing, until I can figure out what I'm capable of. At the rate Project 2 is going for me, one post a week is going to put the story at 2+ years. I'm afraid I can't hold people's attention for that long.

    Boat Story: kidnapped kids, mysterious maps, debt, tropical storms, pirates, sea monsters, family, tea.
  12. Sora (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    I started out weekly, but now it's monthly because I've gotten so busy during the week and it's easier for me to write as much as possible and post 5-10 chapters at a time. This is the first time I tried to do it on a monthly basis so... I hope it goes all right.

  13. Tahjir (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    I update weekly!

    Uh, okay, I haven't actually done an update since... last month?

    I am writing three separate stories, though, so things tend to get a little out of hand at times.

    Apocalyptic Urban Fantasy
    http://hangarninetysix.wordpress.com/
  14. eikasia (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    I shoot for updating once a week, every Friday. I can't say I have a set goal for length, really. I guess I shoot for atleast 1000 words, but I tend to prefer quality over length.

    Props Kess! I sometimes find it hard to meet my schedule as it is. ;_;

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