When should I expect a chapter to be released?

I have a current release schedule on my website. All new chapters under “Releasing” come out at 9:00 pm EST. The Locked chapters will change from $5-$2 within the next few hours. Public Chapters Release Sunday Night into Monday Morning.

Why didn’t a chapter come out or why was it several days late?

Stuff happens. It’s called life. Sometimes, I can’t keep up because of illness, or maybe I just didn’t feel motivated to write something. Sometimes, the schedule I created just doesn’t work for me. I put how much I release and what I release every month in my newsletter. You can examine my release history and decide if that’s acceptable to you. If it’s not enough, then you have no obligation to donate.

Where are the first-time and/or monthly vouchers for free eBooks?

They will apply automatically in the shopping cart when you are signed in. Look at the voucher FAQ for more information.

What is the difference between a Public chapter, Locked chapter, an Early-access chapter, a Subscribestar chapter, Side Story chapters, Premium, and an eBook chapter?

Public chapters are available for anyone to read. They are left open. With the exception of some rare circumstances, these will remain unlocked.

Locked chapters are unlocked at any tier of Subscribestar or Full-Frontal Access. They are the extra chapters released every week. Public only get one chapter a week. Any additional chapters beyond that are locked. They are available at the rate that the goals are supported on Subscribestar. So, if Subscribestar is at a point where I agree to write three chapters a week, 2 additional chapters a week will be locked chapters.

Early Access Chapters are chapters released even earlier. They are available to anyone who donates $5 or more to Subscribestar or Full-Frontal Access. They are extra chapters released just in case I cannot release a chapter within the time period I claim to. I try to keep a buffer of two Early Release chapters, but this is not mandatory or required of me.

eBook chapters are bonus chapters written specifically to sell the eBook. They usually take place during the volume of the eBook they sell with, or between that volume and the next volume. They often include supplemental information that adds to this volume and hints at the next volume. Most eBooks contain at least one eBook Bonus chapter. If you want to unlock them without acquiring the eBooks, you must be in the $15 tier.

Side Story Chapters are commissioned chapters that do not fit into the main story. They are usually paid for directly by someone, and may not be canon. If a side story is not canon, I will report it. These are available at the $5 + tier.

Subscribestar bonus chapters are additional chapters reached if/when a Subscribestar monthly goal is reached. Currently, I am not doing this, but some lingering bonus chapters may exist.

Premium Chapters are a new tier I recently introduced available to the $10 tier and up. Every week there is a poll to pick a series. Whichever series wins gets an extra chapter written. That chapter is locked at $10. I usually don’t bother locking free stories. Other stories will build a Premium tier. When Premium chapters exceed 2, a chapter will drop to the Early Access tier, allowing this tier to build beyond two chapters in popular series.

Why do rushed chapters become Early-access chapters?

Because you wouldn’t be able to understand them anyway unless you were already at the level of an Early Access. If someone had money to pay for a rushed chapter and wanted to read the next chapter, they’d pay $5 to get full access. Then, if you wanted to read beyond that, that’s where you can rush me. There is a second reason I do this as well. Basically, every time I rush a chapter, I shoot myself in the foot, because my story will finish faster, and then I lose the chance for future income. So, at the least, the novel’s release remains the same for the majority of Patrons. With the new Premium tier, rushed chapters in a series with Premium chapters will release as Premium.

Why are some bonus chapters $2, some $5, and some $15?

The only reason I started writing bonus chapters was to sell my eBooks. With a free voucher every month at the $5 tier, you could theoretically read whatever chapter you wanted given enough time. Then, I had a fans complain that they couldn’t read eBooks in the three different formats I offer and could only handle it on my website. Thus, I offered these chapters at the $15 tier as a compromise.

I’ve also had various reasons for making bonus chapters, and the price I set them at is what made sense at the time, (usually $5). Rather than change and increase values from what they were initially released at, upsetting some readers, I left everything the same. I try to explain every type of bonus chapter in the question above.

Why do you sell your eBooks for $5 on your site, $6 on Smashwords, and $6.50 on Amazon?

I price them so I make the same “profit” from each one. That’s just the addition of the overhead costs from each respective place. I prefer $5 to match with my membership and my respective vouchers. The rest sort of just turned out that way. I also should add I usually price the “first” volume for 2.99 on Amazon to encourage sales.

How do I cancel my membership?

If you have Patreon, Subscribestar, or Paypal, the best way is to cancel with them. Stop your recurring payment and you won’t be charged again. If you’re using credit card/stripe, there had been some issues with cancelling. Send a cancellation form and I will cancel your subscription within a few days. If it is not cancelled or you recieve an unexpected charge, contact me.

Do you still have a Patreon?

Yes, I still have Patreon. I have tried to remove all of the links between Patreon and my website, as Patreon has voiced discontent with some of the content I write and have tried to bully me into deleting some content. You can still recieve access to my site if you are a Patreon member, and it all functions identically to Subscribestar, but I won’t link or advertise Patreon on my site anymore, nor will I use Patreon as a means of communication to my fans. You can search “Whatsawhizzer” to find me. I use the same name as Subscribestar.

Why do you take off a week every 2 months instead of weekends?

It’s not really complicated. Say I have a release every Monday and take Saturday and Sunday off. That means, every Monday, I have to release this chapter. I will never feel like I have a break, because every Monday without exception another chapter must be produced. It’s monotonous, and stifles my drive and creativity. Taking a week off of releases gives me a week I can focus on other things and break up the monotony of the work. If gives me some time to creatively recharge so when I come back, I can work harder. It also gives me room that if I needed a vacation, I could take one. A weekend really wouldn’t give me that.

Why did you release something else while you have missing chapters?

It seems I have to remind people of this a lot, but I’m not a machine that prints out books. There is at least some creative aspect to it. Sometimes, I’m inspired and it becomes very easy to work on a book. When a book is fresh and new, I’m also more encouraged to write. I could spend 5 hours forcing myself to put our a 3000 word chapter on time, or write three chapters of something that has inspired me. As far as productivity goes, I tend to lean on what is inspiring.

Where do my contributions/donations go?

All payments go into a business account for Whatsawhizzer WN LLC around the 1st of every month. My salary, as well as what I pay in business expenses is taken out of that. Around $1,500 is reserved for maintaining the site. This includes website content, the editor, plugins, services, domains, programmers, and hosting. An additional $3000 is taken for taxes. This doesn’t include money taken from Subscribestar, the credit card company, and Paypal to run and manage payments. Whatever is left is what goes to supporting me and my family.

Have you dropped <Insert Series Name Here>?

The only books I’m working on in any official capacity is those under my current release schedule. These are the only ones you should expect. This does not mean I won’t work on other chapters for other stories. In fact, if you want to pay me to write a chapter, you’re welcome to. All someone would need is the money, and I could put out a Requiem to the Stars Chapter, or a Rise of the Midnight King. I haven’t abandoned these stories, I just don’t have time for them right now for one reason or another. For Requiem, it’s because it’s not popular enough. For others, it’s because they’re a bit tedious to write.

Why are you named Whizzer?

I wrote the story here.

I found an error. Where do you want it?

You can either ping Ryunakama in Disqus, DM him in Discord, or post in Discord’s #report_corrections page. Please be specific. At least give the chapter, book title, and a quote of words so that we can find the correction. A link would be appreciated too.

Do you prefer Subscribestar, Patreon, or Full-Frontal Access?

They both have advantages and disadvantages. If you intend to change your membership frequently, updating, deleting, canceling, and renewing every couple of months, you’d be best off using Patreon or Subscribestar. Their platform allows for more flexibility and is less prone to error. If you want a one and done deal, then Full Frontal will work better. Overall, I have no particular opinion. I think the option when I get the most money is Patreon if you’re in the $2 tier, but Stripe (credit card) if you’re $5 or up. I should warn Stripe is also the most tempermental and prone to having log issues. Just use whatever works best for you.

How do I get my Discord role?

If you’re in the $5+ tier, you can get a Discord role. For Subscribestar, it should be automatic. All you have to do is link your Subscribestar to your discord server in your settings. For Full Frontal Access, I regrettably have to offer these manually, so please request yours in #request-role if you don’t have one. I am currently working on a solution for this.

Subscribestar-users received a post/email I didn’t as a Full Frontal access member. What gives?

Most posts that don’t contain locked content are free for public access. This includes surveys and newsletters. Everything not available as a survey is usually put on Discord on a locked channel. There is no automatic way to receive a role through FFA, so please request one. Only $5 up get a role. If there is something released on Subscribestar that you feel you can’t access, please let me know and I’ll fix it.

Subscribestar is giving me problems and I can’t access your content!

Call Subscribestar. That’s what I pay them for. They take a big lump of money every month, the least they can do is handle technical problems. If it’s near the 1st of the month, the problem probably has to do with your payment not going through right. 9/10 times, the issue is with your means of accessing my site. Something in your browser settings is mucking up the connection. Adblock, javascript disabled, cookies blocked, I don’t know… try different browsers, try resetting your browser, try clearing out your history. I’m not an IT guy people, just figure it out. Otherwise, you can try the solutions I’ve put in my troubleshoot.

Full-Frontal Access is giving me problems and I can’t access your content!

Please go through my troubleshoot before contacting me. I should be able to fix most issues now. If you do contact me, please make sure you mention you’re an FFA member. I also need the email for what you paid with as well as what your account is under.

When will you bring back Requiem to the Stars, Rise of the Midnight King, etc…?

First… if someone wants a chapter written monthly, all you need to do is be a donator of $50 or more and request a chapter from one of those series every month. Boom, it’s back! Right now, I’ve agreed to put out one chapter a month as part of a Rotation, so everyone can see their story progress.

Why were you mean/ignored me in a comment?

I get a lot of messages every day, some of them you see, some of them you don’t see. You might be only making your first and only comment to me, but that might be the tenth time I heard someone say, “Why aren’t public chapters releasing yet, Jeese. Stop being such a money grubber.” I have fans who think for what they pay I deliver way more content that is reasonable, and I have fans who insist that they know a guy who makes less but does more and therefore I owe them more. Sometimes, I get frustrated. I think most people who followed me from my origins at MSB know I enjoy complaining and arguing with fans.  Take most of my comments with a grain of salt. My entire website and almost everything in it was written by a single guy, me, so please give me a break and the benefit of the doubt.

I was able to get through your copyright protection on your site easily!

I no longer have copyright protection on my site. That does not mean my work is not copyrighted. Please do not copy my work. I also frown on the distribution of homemade PDFs. eBooks is a source of income for me.

I know some way to completely protect your story 100% ironclad!

A) No, you don’t. B) Your solution will create as many problems as it resolves. For example, turning it into an image will certainly not mesh with many different browsers, not to mention it’ll break text-to-audio functions, links, and many other aspects of my website such as MTL language translation. Create some kind of new security has limits when my server is done through WordPress. Any fix you create would be just one more thing someone can crack.

The color scheme / text size / font on your website doesn’t work for me on my device.

There is a setting toggle in the upper right of your screen. The wheelchair button? Click it. There are different color schemes, change font size, and change font style! If you are on mobile, you must open the menu, click the button, close the menu to access the toolbar, then open the menu, click it again, and close the menu to exit it. It’s a pain, but hopefully you only have to do it once.

Why do you work on so many books?

People ask for them, and I like money? Look, most volumes are finished within a year or two. At the $2 tier, you’re paying $24-30 over the course of the year (+tax and VATS). That’s about the cost you’d spend in a store buying a couple light novels anyway. Focusing too much on one story causes my creativity to stagnate and for me to become bored with a work. Believe it or not, it’s easier to juggle four novels than to put all my effort into one.

Why are your stories so full of grammar mistakes?

Because I’m not, nor will I ever be able to afford a professional full-time editor. Compared to other works I’ve read on scribblehub, webnovel, wuxiaworld, wattpad, and royal royal, my writing is considerably above average, so I’m really interested where you are that you’re reading all these perfectly edited smut stories as to dump on my writing.

All chapters are written, corrected with grammarly, and then given one quick read through/skim before they go live. That’s the time I have given the amount I release weekly. In previous surveys, when it’s come between offering to improve my grammar or continue to produce at this rate, the vast majority have asked I continue to produce.

On that note, I now have an editor who works for me and is going through my site. He’s not a professional, and he’s not full-time, but he is hard-working and way nicer than me. While I don’t like microedits, he’s happy to clean them up. Please ping Ryunakama on discord or in comments if you have an error to report.

Why don’t you repair edits people catch / microedits?

I wrote an entire self-help chapter on why I don’t like microedits, but at the moment I have an editor on my payroll who does exactly that for me. Please contact Ryunakama if you have any problems.

Even your ebooks are full of errors!

Many of my books run from 50k words to 200k+. That’s a lot of words. I usually edit once through on my own. I depend a lot on find/replace function. In doing so, there are times I introduced an error into the writing that I didn’t catch. If you find something like this, please let me know immediately. I’m also finding every day someone uses some obscure pdf reader that doesn’t read the file correctly and generates random numbers in the desk where there was supposed to be page numbers at the bottom of the page or something like that. I literally can’t predict and account for the hundreds of ways people choose to try to read my stories. I want to fix ebook mistakes when at all possible, so let me know if you see something strange. All ebooks go through 2-3 editors before finally being published. If they still aren’t up to a satisfying level and quality, I can’t help you.

I saw your name is Terrance Phillipe! You got doxed!

Terrance Phillipe is the penname I use for my accounts. Whatsawhizzer is the user name or whatever you want to call it. Neither is my real name.

I want to mail you my girlfriend’s used panties.

I currently do not have an active address for the business. I’m in the process of setting up a new one, please bare with me.

I can’t do Paypal or Subscribestar, but I still want to access your stuff. How?

I have numerous jobs that I’m always looking for help with. If you help, I give you access. I also can accept other forms of payment thanks to Full-Frontal. You could pay me in an Amazon giftcard, or a game on steam if you wanted. In fact, feel free to send me a steam game on my wishlist anytime! I do have two requirements. You must sign up to the Chronic Master Baiter or higher tier, and you must pay for two or more months, so a $10 minimum deposit. All memberships I create have to be managed separately from the Paypal auto-pay system, so it’s inconvenient. If you only wanted 1 month at $2, sorry, can’t do. Just contact me, tell me how you’re going to pay, what email and username you want, and what tier. Once I agree, send the payment, and I’ll sign you up for Full Frontal.

Have more questions?

Contact me through my contact page or comment below.