By rating their novel according to our Phoenix Fire Ratings the MOBs can advise potential members of what to expect from the novel. Collaborative fiction novels at Pan range in activity level, and over the lifetime of a novel its speed rating may change a number of times. Of course a speed rating is no guarentee of the actual pace of a novel so if you are interested in a novel you should always investigate further by checking out the number of postings, when they are posted, reading the story, and contacting the MOBs with questions.
Inferno - Writers on fire. This novel goes at a lightning pace. Be prepared to work hard and fast.
Blazing - Fast paced and lively.
Steady Fire - Slower paced but steady with regular postings. The writers of these novels like to ponder their posts and discuss their actions carefully before making their next move.
Red Glow - Slow paced with a few posts, generally, in a month, but always ready to flame into action.
Sleeping - Currently this novel is on hiatus; taking a break for whatever reason.