My views are a mess and I really don’t want to change them. Is it publishable?

For context, this story is my passion project. When I started about six or seven years ago, it was a completely different story, it went through so many changes and over the years it became very complex. I have a lot of fun working on character arcs and showing their development through the series. The first book is narrated entirely from the point of view of the protagonist. One person, who knows seven others. Throughout the first book, those seven become main characters, so by the end we get to know them very well and can tell their voices apart. One of them is a little more main than the rest, since they have a very important relationship with the protagonist; he’s a bit complex, so we’ll call him his brother for now. When I first wrote this series, the first book was from the point of view of the protagonist, and then the second was both hers and her brother’s, as he became a main character as the story went on. history. It was very organized; Chapter 1 was her, chapter 2 was him, chapter 3 was her, and so on. Then I started to rewrite the series and made it much more complex. The other six characters had more major story arcs and bugs to work on, and the foolish me didn’t even think about points of view while writing the outline for the remake of the second book (once I finished rewriting the first). . Once I got to the second chapter of book 2, which was from the brother’s point of view, I quickly realized that I was going to have to show more through other people’s points of view. And so the mess began. The chronological order made it just didn’t make sense to have a recurring order of viewpoints, so instead of something that makes sense, like this: Chapter 1 – Viewpoint A Chapter 2 – Viewpoint B Chapter 3 – Viewpoint C Chapter 4 – POV A Chapter 5 – POV B… It was more like this: Chapter 1 – POV A Chapter 2 – POV B & C Chapter 3 – POV AY for when I was in much later chapters… Chapter 16 – POV D, E, F, A, G Chapter 17 – POV D, A, C, B ​ So, not only does each chapter need a full jump to tell the story (every scene or two scenes told by one character), but the order is not consistent at all. Someone can get a scene told by them for three chapters in a row, while someone else won’t get a scene for five chapters in a row (they appear because these 8 characters are almost always together, they just don’t tell the story). It sounds like a mess, but as I write it flows and makes sense to me. Maybe because all these characters are already established and known by the time we get their points of view, so the reader doesn’t know all 8 voices at once? All are introduced and developed in the previous book, which is told from a single perspective. We can only see the world from his eyes in the second book, and the ones that come after. Anyway, I’ll keep writing this way, because this story is mainly for me; I am very passionate about it and am usually too shy to publish my work. Lack of confidence in your writing is a bitch. But if one day in the distant future I wanted to publish this series, would it even be publishable? Would this mess work? I only realized it was messy when I flipped through my outline after I had written about 20 chapters; so it doesn’t feel cluttered in the chapters themselves as they are long and the characters are in the same general areas and situations but when I look at my outline I realize how cluttered it looks when it’s crammed into short descriptions and POV titles. .​ Thoughts? If you somehow read all the way down here?

For context, this story is my passion project. When I started about six or seven years ago, it was a completely different story, it went through so many changes and over the years it became very complex. I have a lot of fun working on character arcs and showing their development through the series. The first book is narrated entirely from the point of view of the protagonist. One person, who knows seven others. Throughout the first book, those seven become main characters, so by the end we get to know them very well and can tell their voices apart. One of them is a little more main than the rest, since they have a very important relationship with the protagonist; he’s a bit complex, so we’ll call him his brother for now. When I first wrote this series, the first book was from the point of view of the protagonist, and then the second was both hers and her brother’s, as he became a main character as the story went on. history. It was very organized; Chapter 1 was her, chapter 2 was him, chapter 3 was her, and so on. Then I started to rewrite the series and made it much more complex. The other six characters had more major story arcs and bugs to work on, and the foolish me didn’t even think about points of view while writing the outline for the remake of the second book (once I finished rewriting the first). . Once I got to the second chapter of book 2, which was from the brother’s point of view, I quickly realized that I was going to have to show more through other people’s points of view. And so the mess began. The chronological order made it just didn’t make sense to have a recurring order of viewpoints, so instead of something that makes sense, like this: Chapter 1 – Viewpoint A Chapter 2 – Viewpoint B Chapter 3 – Viewpoint C Chapter 4 – POV A Chapter 5 – POV B… It was more like this: Chapter 1 – POV A Chapter 2 – POV B & C Chapter 3 – POV AY for when I was in much later chapters… Chapter 16 – POV D, E, F, A, G Chapter 17 – POV D, A, C, B ​ So, not only does each chapter need a full jump to tell the story (every scene or two scenes told by one character), but the order is not consistent at all. Someone can get a scene told by them for three chapters in a row, while someone else won’t get a scene for five chapters in a row (they appear because these 8 characters are almost always together, they just don’t tell the story). It sounds like a mess, but as I write it flows and makes sense to me. Maybe because all these characters are already established and known by the time we get their points of view, so the reader doesn’t know all 8 voices at once? All are introduced and developed in the previous book, which is told from a single perspective. We can only see the world from his eyes in the second book, and the ones that come after. Anyway, I’ll keep writing this way, because this story is mainly for me; I am very passionate about it and am usually too shy to publish my work. Lack of confidence in your writing is a bitch. But if one day in the distant future I wanted to publish this series, would it even be publishable? Would this mess work? I only realized it was messy when I flipped through my outline after I had written about 20 chapters; so it doesn’t feel cluttered in the chapters themselves as they are long and the characters are in the same general areas and situations but when I look at my outline I realize how cluttered it looks when it’s crammed into short descriptions and POV titles. .​ Thoughts? If you somehow read all the way down here?

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