I write offline, so I have no stress on when I write and post. However, I try to get 200 words in every day as a way to feel productive. But typically, I’ll write at least 300-900 words a day.
As for when to post, I’ve already created a schedule to post two times a week (Mondays and Fridays), but this is because all of my writing would be complete.
Not really—writing wise, I mean. I try to write everyday and while this does happen most of the time, there are days I’ll skip or won’t write as much in because of how busy it can be. But honestly, every time I write, I try to write a single chapter that day. Otherwise, it would be half of the chapter.
If I don’t write it that day, I don’t punish myself. I don’t start punishing myself until it’s been about a week. That’s when I start forcing myself to write more than 900 words.
When I was new, I never had a schedule. Even when I tried to do weekly schedules, it never worked. I got busy, lazy, and procrastinated. My schedule was all over the place, and most of the time, I updated every month or two. This is because I wrote and posted as I went along. And this is also why I’m done with that. Writing it offline is better.
Yeah. Most people tend to post once a week or once every two weeks.
It depends on my mood, how busy I am, how fast I’m writing, and how long the chapter is. I can write a 1,200 word chapter in about two hours. And I can write a 2,000-3,000 word chapter in about 3-4 hours. My shorter chapters (400-800 words) take me about 30 minutes to an hour to write. But this is on the faster end.
On the slower end, it can take me a few days or weeks to write a chapter. I’ve had chapters that required a lot more detail and thinking, and it would take me two weeks to write it because of how hard it is.
And I self-edit 100%. I get people to critique it and revise the chapter based off their critiques.