I’ve found a way out of my dilemma, and the solution was so simple that I can’t believe I didn’t start off this way!
I’ve been shuffling awkwardly between Group A and Group B via chapters, and even chapter breaks.
It’s….not working. And it’s giving a weird tone to the whole story.
So Act I will be for telling Group A’s story, Act II will be for Group B’s story, and Act III will be when A vs B, as intended.
I think it will work out well, and with a little more re-organization, I’ll be a lot freer to approach both sides of this tale! HOO HAA!!
Have you had those lightbulb moments? When suddenly it all snapped together? What was that moment like?