I'm writing a novel. At 56k words, I've become a little nervous about how I've been building the story.
I started this book with the introduction of the main character, Jules and a brief introduction to the major character Derek.
The second chapter introduces a major character, Loren.
The third chapter introduces a major character, Kale.
From then on, I cycle through all four until I reach a point where they all finally come together. They do actually cross paths. I wanted them to have a very close and connected story line. It's just a fun sort of thing for the reader.
Jules meets Loren by chapter 5.
Derek finds Kale by chapter 8.
All four of them are brought together by chapter 10.
They stay together until chapter 13, where they split up in pairs to accomplish two tasks.
This is when the major plot comes calling and chaos (so to speak) is unleashed.
When split up, I've focused mostly on Jules as he faces the antagonist and ultimately stops them. This is worded poorly.
Most of the resolution of the conflict occurs in Jules' scenes (with Loren and a minor character). The others are not forgotten or abandoned. One is injured, but they have a chapter of what happens during the same time that Jules is working to end the chaos.
Please don't worry about my plot so much as the question below. This is only the first draft.
From a publisher's standpoint and a reader's standpoint, assuming that the story is compelling and the ideas are interesting:
Is it acceptable to break the story up into POVs to show how their stories all tie together?
In other words, will a publisher want to publish the novel and will the reader want to read it?