So I should be ending my first arc this Monday. I plan to take a few months off (3-6) on a formal basis in order to tend to craft-related things (such as editing the ebook version) while planning the next "arc/book" in the series.
I'm a little concerned about going on complete radio silence on the website as many readers are direct visitors (which suggests they are habituated to just surfing by). I worry that 3-6 months of inactivity will mean starting almost all over again to build up the reader base, so have been mulling some ideas. I didn't see any mention of "what to do in between books" in the threads, so am hoping some of you who have been around much longer can speak to how other webfictioneers have handled an impending hiatus. (And if I've missed certain tags that speak to this topic, let me know!)
Besides asking my readers this week for their feedback, I brainstormed some thoughts--
* Writing and posting non-continuity drabbles/shorts on a monthly basis (using existing characters, possibly test-driving a few others .
* Posting sketches (I expect to increase my art output significantly) - new characters, old ones
What else have you guys seen? ARe there certain serials that have "major arcs" and "minor side stuff" that I can look at?