Ok, so I am 10,000 words into my story. I know I shouldn't be worrying about details yet, just try to get the story on paper, or screen as it were. However, I do have a question that you can help me with. I'll try and be good and not make major changes or edits until after I finish the whole story line. Anyway, here is the problem, I can organize this book in two different ways and I can't decide. I'll outline each way and the positive aspects for doing it that way and then wait for your comments and answers to my poll ----> over on the right.
Method one--The first three chapters would be devoted to introducing the three main characters. One chapter per person and then I would jump back and forth after that. The biggest plus here is that you get to know everyone in the beginning and hopefully come to like them and gain an interest into what happens to them. My fear is that you might get bored with all the "background" and quit reading before the story even gets started.
Method two--Just start from the very beginning with the plot lines, and introduce the characters as I go. The plus is that I can be more aggressive with the very first chapter to try and grab your interest. My concern? If you don't know any of the characters will you even care?
I hope that makes sense, I started writing this post two hours ago and just came back to finish it. Dinner is on the stove, so I don't want to re-read it. :) Please answer the poll and comment. Thanks!