Does it matter what time of year you start a web serial? I just finished a novella, Kinda Super Gay (tell me if you hate the title; I like it but I'm not sure yet), and I want to start posting it soon. However, I know National Novel Writing Month just started, which presumably means a number of the writer-y types that frequent this website are probably busy writing novels, and might even be writing them in a serialized digital format. This could mean a glut of titles, nobody paying attention, and so on and so forth.
The novella's only going to run 4-ish months, which I know is pretty short for a web serial, but I really feel like it's what was best for the work. So I don't want it to get drowned out. And I was wondering if when the serial was initially released had an impact? Is summer better than the school year? Are the holidays the absolute worst time to start posting anything? I understand that it takes a while for a web serial to gain traction, if it gets any at all. But I'd still like to give it the best chance I could to find a few readers.
I'd appreciate any and all thoughts, even the bad ones. (Especially the bad ones. Because bad thoughts are often the start of great adventures, no?)