Every draft says it has 172 pages.

Created about 1 year ago by Scott Carss with 11 comments
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Avatar Kate Amedeo · Author · added 6 months ago
A progress bar would be so cool! :)
12705514 1681786355434469 8877415805828192040 n Dale Hanson · Author · added 6 months ago
anyone know if this issue has been addressed? It still seems to push the 172 page draft number via facebook at least.

Mascot eyes Scott Carss · Author · added about 1 year ago
Yeah that was one other way I remember doing that. But I’m pretty sure there’s still one other way to see it. It still says 172 pages of course.
Batten003 web400px Robert Batten · Author · added about 1 year ago
It also shows up in the page meta-data in a way that means sites like facebook, which add a preview of the destination site when a hyperlink is added, include the page count in the description. I’ve noticed it when posting a link to my draft on FB - the link preview always says my draft is 172 pages.
390 521575197599 9596 n A.C. Weston · Author · added about 1 year ago
Ahh, I see. It looks like that’s not supposed to be there. The formatting is totally off, at least on my screen.
@Thad Woodman is there supposed to be a page # attached to the book title when you click through a draft to a review? If so, it’s not working right.
Mascot eyes Scott Carss · Author · edited about 1 year ago
Find a draft with a review. Click on the text of the review then it pops to a different page. Below the review there is a page number. There’s another way to get to the page, but I forget it.


I’ve looked at plenty of drafts that I haven’t written.

390 521575197599 9596 n A.C. Weston · Author · edited about 1 year ago · 1 like
I can’t find anywhere that it shows a page number for others viewing your draft. Theoretically that makes sense to me, because people probably put up drafts before they’re done writing the book so the page number could change constantly.

So it might just be a behind-the-scenes sort of thing that only you can see? It will be more relevant when drafters switch over to funding, and I know that part works so far.

IF you’re thinking that it would be helpful and fun for readers to be able to see a metric of your progress toward completing your manuscript - say, a progress bar that you can constantly update - I totally agree! CC: @Thad Woodman 
390 521575197599 9596 n A.C. Weston · Author · added about 1 year ago
I can’t find anywhere that it shows a page number for others viewing your draft. Theoretically that makes sense to me, because people probably put up drafts before they’re done writing the book so the page number could change constantly.

So it might just be a behind-the-scenes sort of thing that only you can see? It will be more relevant when drafters switch over to funding, and I know that part works so far.

IF you’re thinking that it would be helpful and fun for readers to be able to see a metric of your progress toward completing your manuscript - say, a progress bar that you can constantly update - I totally agree! CC: @Thad Woodman 
Mascot eyes Scott Carss · Author · edited about 1 year ago · 2 likes
My draft is over 50000 words and it still says that. it’s just kind of misleading and annoying. I don’t know why it can’t just say the amount of pages the draft actually is at the moment.
Portrait Christopher Huang · Author · edited 5 months ago · 1 like
I don’t know ... that number is automatically generated, I think, based on the assumption of the finished novel being 50,000 words. When you start a pre-order campaign, a questionnaire will ask you how many words the novel will have, and the page number will change accordingly. It looks like it’s only funding novels which have the pagecount in an obvious place, though, and then it’s possible to change it (regardless of wordcount) via the "edit project" button. I’m guessing that the pagecount for works still in draft mode was never supposed to be visible.
Mascot eyes Scott Carss · Author · added about 1 year ago
If you click on a review for a draft it will give you a page number for the draft. (There are a couple other ways to see this) However, every single draft I’ve looked at claims it has 172 pages-even when it clearing doesn’t. Is there a way to see the actual number of pages a draft has?