In developing the plot for my series, I thought of other stories that I enjoy. Game of Thrones, Black Sails, Westworld, etc...all have story arcs woven within the fabric of a large, overarching theme. The momentum swings between story arcs in a compelling way that moves the overall story forward...all while providing a rich, detailed world to immerse yourself in.
In writing Mists of Kel Doran, I see the scenes playing out much like a movie or TV series, with the attention bouncing between a few narratives, each with their own arc, tied to a larger story. It only made sense to narrate from a multi-pov, third person limited perspective.
Having recently completed the first episode, however, I've noticed somewhat of a trend. While I've received very little feedback as a whole, what I HAVE received has had a common theme...too many points of view. It's true, in a couple chapters, there are two perspectives shown, each separated by a fairly obvious break; but by and large, each chapter is from a single point of view, with each chapter in a 'rotation' of 3 parts of the same overall story.
So I guess the question is, does multi-pov fair well in the Web Serial format, or should I consider a more traditional approach to publishing? I set out with the full intent of publishing online, gathering a following, and allowing the story to develop...but if the average web serial reader prefers single POV, I may be fighting an uphill battle.
I'm just a new writer looking for a little advice on the subject. I'd greatly appreciate a few volunteers reading my series to get their take on what I'm trying to accomplish. I received a few reviews early on, but I was only about 4 chapters in and have done some fairly major rewriting to streamline things since then. I know it's asking a lot, as it's about 2 hours worth of material, so I'm not necessarily looking for folks to post reviews...I just want to see, from other authors, if I'm going the wrong way with this, or if I just haven't found the right audience yet.
Thanks in advance for your time.
Mists of Kel Doran, Episode I