As you may have already noticed, the chapters are beginning to turn out incredibly long. Accurately speaking, twice as long. Like literally twice the length of a normal chapter. To give an idea of it, a normal chapter would be around 4k count which is around 14 pages long; chapter 191 is 8k, which was 29 pages.
At this rate, my body will not be able to hold out. Seriously, it can’t. To keep up, I actually sacrifice way too much of my time.
So here I am, for a serious talk with you guys. I have thought out a method that might help keep me alive:
– Limit the word count. As previously stated, 4k is the usual word count of a chapter which is close to that of chapter 190 for reference. 8k would be this chapter 191 and chapter 189.
When faced with an 8k chapter or higher, we can separate it in 2 parts, no more than that. As you know, chapters in this web novel are normally divided already, so the cuts shouldn’t feel as unnatural as other novels.
This will only apply for chapters more than double the length. If the chapter is 5k or 6k, I won’t mind it. But since the chapters that have been coming (and next chapter is actually four times the length, no kidding) are way out of normal word count, I can easily tell that my body will drop dead if I continue at this pace.
This will bring consistency which is what I have been looking for when I placed a schedule. I really want to maintain the schedule, so if there’s other suggestions that can help do that, I would like to listen to them.