When to Update and When to Stop?

Created 3 months ago by Elizabeth Rain with 5 comments
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Pwsutp26 Ian Moses · Author · edited about 2 months ago · 1 like
I think the best advice I can give, pertaining to such a topic, is: post just enough to get the readers excited (to pique their interest) but not enough that they feel like they’ve just about read it all. Depending on the amount of chapters you have, you may want to post a single one, or up to three (one you think is great, one you think is kinda... middling, and the one you think can be greatly improved). This would show the readers the range within which you’re working, and would give them a better idea of the kind of quality your book contains. Hope this was helpful!
Mascot eyes Scott Carss · Author · edited 2 months ago · 2 likes
I wouldn’t post too much of your novel if you can avoid it. Also if your first chapter is better than your prologue (if you have a prologue) I’d put that first. I think a lot of people on here just read the first chapter.
Self G. R. Paskoff · Author · edited 2 months ago · 1 like

I’m afraid I haven’t cracked this nut either. I currently have 14 chapters posted but haven’t posted another in a long while because I felt I had passed the bow of the wave. I think it would depend on the particular project, the buzz you can create around it (in and outside of Inkshares), and, well, some luck.

Still, if you search through old topics in this forum there are others who asked similar questions and authors who were more successful than me in answering them.

Nbp1bazw Michael Kilman · Author · edited 2 months ago · 1 like
Good question, I am also new and also interested in what people have to say. I just updated another chapter myself this afternoon and was wondering the same question. 

Also, any recommendations for how much of your volume to put up? Say you have 45 chapters, would 10 be an okay number or does anyone think this is too much? 
Yhp0 9p8 Elizabeth Rain · Author · edited 2 months ago · 2 likes
Hello ladies, gents, and gentlethem! As a newbie around here, who just uploaded my third chapter (exciting!) is there any rule of thumb to how often you should update? As often as possible? Once a week? Month? If there’s a sweet spot I’d love to know.
Thank you!