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164 IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT 12/31/2019



dear readers,

please read these facts:  

1) only 11 people commented last chapter. I have 9000 readers. this means that 0.1% of my readers left a comment . but let's be fair. let's say that only 200 people read last chapter. that's still a very VERY sad & low number of 5.5% readers. 100 people? 11%. still low.

2) I'm insanely grateful for the support I've had so far. every comment means the world to me, really. but when I've gone from days of having 99+ comments per chapter everyday to only having the amount I got from last (and the past few) chapters, it's crazily discouraging. where have all my readers gone?

3) comments are my only way of knowing how many people read my chapters.

4) I understand the silent reader mentality, but at the same time, I don't think you all realize how much comments mean to me. I am writing PUAY for free right now. FREE. I could've locked it from chapter 60, ever since I signed the contract in july, but I haven't, because I care about you all, and I want you all to have content to read without having to pay! the only thing that is keeping me going is comments. THAT'S IT!

5) I don't think that it's very easy for those who are not writers to understand how painful it is for me to spend 4 hours every day writing a chapter, then getting barely any support.


6) if I was a smaller writer, I would be a lot more appreciative than the petty person I am now. but seeing these stats- 9k readers and only 11 commenters - can you blame me for feeling this way?

I don't want to start off the new year like this, ranting and being so upset. I also don't want you all to hate me for being this way (b/c, tbh, I hate myself already, but I can't help feeling this way). this year has been rough, and seeing the recent decrease in all my stats no matter what I do has been more discouraging than anything.

I also hate having to make a rant like this every couple of chapters to only get a few comments like "sorry, I'm usually a silent reader, but I'm always reading your novel!". I'm going to be very honest here. these comments don't help much.

can I please just get some comments about the chapter? about what you think? about how you feel about this novel, what you like and don't like, your thoughts about the characters, etc, etc.?

I understand that you all are busy with your lives. you don't have time to spare to leave a comment. or maybe your english is bad. or maybe you just find my chapters boring & think that there's nothing to say. 

but please-- I'm practicallly begging you all now. this is the point that it has become. PLEASE leave a comment if you have the slightest of time! PLEASE!

any kind of comment is fine. english is not your native language? I'm okay with reading broken english! or just write in your native language! i'll just use google translate. I want to know your thoughts. you don't have time? a simple comment, such as "thanks for this chapter! I liked reading about how yujia's entire thought process!" is okay! it's all I'm really asking for. this can't take more than a minute, can it? is four hours of my work really not worth even a few seconds of your attention after you finish reading? 

seeing the stats going down for this novel, day after day, is really depressing. it actually is. at this point, I don't know what I can do to get my readers back.  Find authorized novels in Webnovel,faster updates, better experience,Please click www.webnovel.com for visiting.

what am I doing wrong? can you all tell me? what exactly do I have to do to get comments again? 

I can't write more than the schedule i have going on right now. five updates a week is already pushing at my mental and physical health. 

I'm so tired of writing this novel. 

I feel like I'm going to get hate for this. people are going to think that I'm entitled. I don't imagine that many will truly understand the kind of mindset I'm in right now unless they've gone through the process of writing a 100+ chapter, 200,000+ word novel themselves. 

it sucks to put so much effort into something ever since september 2018, and get less and less support as time goes on. 

I'm probably already considered as someone who gets lots of support compared to smaller authors. if I never saw those days where I would get hundreds of comments per chapter, I'd probably also be more grateful. 

but I really am that selfish of a person. I'm fucking selfish. is it wrong of me to be like this? 

I don't want to be one of those authors who threaten readers to comment. I feel like that's wrong. I don't want to force any of you to do anything. 

instead, from now on, I'm going to implement a new system. chapter length of this novel are normally 700-2.5k words long. from now on, they will stick around the 700-900, shorter end range, on the idea that I get so little comments per chapter. 

so, the more comments I get per chapter, the longer the next chapters will be. I'm tired of writing 3k word chapters and getting only 20 comments. 

this is not a threat. I don't want it to come off that way. I am not taking away any chapters. the same amount of chapters will come out every week, only that this time, the length is controlled by YOU all rather than me controlling it based on the plot. thus, this system is basically more of an incentive. 

I'm sorry for starting the new year off like this. I really don't know what else I can do though. I want change in 2020. I can't just keep having this novel going on like this. 

this announcement chapter will be deleted by the end of the week, and the info will be put in the author's note in the previous chapter. 

thank you all for reading. 

even if you don't decide to comment, and wish to stay a silent reader, I understand. I'm still grateful for all the support in votes/collections/views. and to those who have continuously commented throuhout the chapters, your support is really what has kept me going all this time. I love you all. I really do. 

have a happy new year, and I hope that 2020 is a good year for all of us!

-- yueyi.