When you made a huge mistake, how do you handle them?
But what if you made a HUGE mistakes that need the whole chapter to be remake? For example, you revealed a secrets in a chapter and after you have uploaded a few more chapter, you just realized that you shouldn't revealed that secret so soon.
Or what if something effected the way you write and made the characters behaviors looks unnatural? For example, you were emotionally unstable for some reason and it makes your writing style felt different. you ended up making a fool out of your character but just realized it after you have uploaded it and have calmed down. But the mistakes was huge and a lot of people have read it.
If not handled correctly, it will ruined the whole plot, right? How do you handle these kind of mistakes?
Good luck in your writing and don't forget to have fun.
Alternatively though, if you're working with no backlog or if you are working with chapters already posted and you've made a macro mistake, I recommend sticking with your mistakes. You made a bad chapter, you made a bad story choice, but hey, that happens in every serial story. You won't always get it right. If you're REALLY concerned with a mistake you think you made, just remember that (certain) readers on Royal Road are extremely vocal when it comes to things they don't like. If they don't say anything, you're probably fine. Otherwise, you still have time to make things right. Instead of thinking about fixing the chapter that is already out, change your following chapters to try and fix things. Use retcons, backpedaling, red herrings, all those fun literary techniques that'll cover up your mistake just a smidge, or at least mitigate it.
I've made my share of really big macro-level mistakes that nobody but me will ever notice, only because readers don't know what my original plans were, they just see the execution for what it is on the page. Sometimes it hurts, but such is the art of the serial.
Though, this is why I like to plan the story out in advance. If I know something is going to go against the point I'm trying to make or the theme I'm trying to stay true to, I know it will mess with the whole plot.
2) retcon, and pretend that it didn't happen.
You're a writer, people practically give you the permission to gaslight them when they sign on to read your story. It's guilt free messing with people.
There's nothing wrong with rewriting something, even if it's a whole chapter, and even if people have read it before. In fact, the fact that you're rewriting it could pique people's interesting in the story, if you let your readers know you're rewriting it. Hell, I'm in the same boat as you, just little further along the same route. I've been revising and rewriting my current WIP for months now, and I'm almost finished with the rewrite. If I can do it, so can you.
This problem is one of the reasons I don't write in a serial form.