I've been on this site for about two months now, but I only recently discovered the forum section. (Still don't know how to delete a story if anyone can help me with that.) Just wanted to introduce myself in this thread. I'm seeking traditional publishing for my story, Wild Meridian, but I wanted to get some good user feedback before I send it off to an editor so that I can go ahead and fix the most common critiques. If you're interested, I'd love for someone to give me their thoughts.
If I can be of help to anyone, let me know!
Until then, "Royal Rooooad, take me hoooooome, to the plaaaaace, I belooooong."
Here's my usual copy-paste advice. Not sure how relevant it is if you've already been posting a couple of months though. 😅
- Visibility in RR is pretty decent, but don't expect lots of readers straight away. Readers here like longer works so the longer you've been posting the more readers you'll pick up.
- Don't dump any backlog all at once, really you probably don't want to post more than one chapter a day, because that gives you maximium exposure via the latest updates page. But honestly you want a release schedule you can keep up without burning out. Readers like a consistent schedule. So be realistic about how much you can write, it doesn't matter how fast/slow that is, being consistent is most important imo.
- Readers tend to be pretty quiet as well. So if you're specifically looking for feedback maybe head over to the reviewing subforum to organise some comment swaps.
- Otherwise just nosey about the forums. Lots of social and writing discussions. Also the recommendations subforum has lots of good reads narrowed by specific tastes. Also there's a subforum within it for self promo.
- Here's Gej's handy guide to RR's rep system. https://www.royalroad.com/forums/thread/109297
Edit: if you go to your fiction dashboard and open the sidebar, at the very bottom there is a "settings" option, and inside that there's a "delete" option. It'll ask for confirmation, but that will remove the whole fiction. So do it at your own peril. 😅 If you wish to delete chapters I believe that option is under the chapters menu of the sidebar.