I’m starting to plan out a couple upcoming projects and I’d love your feedback. Two of them will probably be released in serial form (episodes released regularly then bundled into books or seasons) and I want to figure out what will give the best reader experience.
I’m really excited about the projects. They are, in no particular order:
- The Dream World Collective, which you can currently read for free here. It’s kind of like Friends with more art, geekery, and tea.
- Hubris Towers, still very early in the process but looking hilarious. It’s leaning toward sort of a comedy of manners meets comedy of errors in the tradition (I hope) of P. G. Wodehouse. “Luxury Living at Hubris Towers: Isn’t it time you got what you really deserve?”
Here’s what I’m trying to figure out about how to structure them. What do you think? Please leave me a comment – I’d love to hear from you!
- How frequently should episodes come out? Weekly? Monthly? Fortnightly?
- How many pages long should an episode be? (Or how many pages per month should I release?)
- What’s a good price per episode?
For reference, I’m leaning toward something like one 50- to 75-page episode per month, sold for $2.99, with every 6 (or maybe 12) episodes bundled into a book/season/novel and sold at a discount.
If you know anyone who loves serials, please send them my way so I can get their feedback too. Thanks!
Also, about yesterday? I ended up writing a thousand words yesterday and a thousand today. Haven’t made up for Monday and Tuesday, but it’s good to be back on track and adding to Frobisher.