Thursday, October 8, 2009

Feedback on Manhunt and Textnovel

I have gotten so much wonderful feedback on Manhunt. It is currently #5 in the contest and the #7 highest ranked story on the site! Thank you all for your wonderful support, it means so much to me! Please continue promoting it -- author's notes, Twitter, et cetera. The contest ends November 1st and until then anything can happen!

I have heard some complaints about the lag time from textnovel's slow server. I completely understand, and have contacted textnovel support, who has assured me that they are aware of the problem and that correcting it is a high priority. If you run into this issue in the future, please let me know.

Another complaint is the 500 word maximum per page forces you to click 'next' a lot (which when combined with the lag time loading can be frustrating). The site was originally designed for 'cell phone novels' where authors basically text message the novel in tiny, bite size pieces, thus the 'textnovel' name. Dorchester Publishing requested the 500 word per page maximum for contest entries in keeping with the site's premise and I must respect that.  Thank you for you understanding and undying support!