This is a short question but considering I got a lot in pre-production.. I got answers and I wanna gush, but I'd explain too much about each and make a wall of text and ugh. So, I'm gonna use that "hide details" function here lol
My current main project! My zombie novel "The Widow, Her Dog, and the Dead"
I have 37 chapters planned, but I can definitely add more on top of what I already have. In there, I have six arcs to work through. The first one is introductory, simple conflict of the week. It's not long. The second one (just as short) introduces new characters, who are the rest of the main cast, basically. It features them getting used to each other and learning to work together.
The third one is very in-depth and takes up nearly a fourth of the whole novel. A lot happens in such a small space, both time and location. The fourth is a human vs human conflict. Not much to say on it other than it being brief lol. The fifth.. that's the emotional and action-based climax of the entire thing, we see a lot of characters coming close to finishing their overall arcs here. The last arc is sort of the resolution arc. Lots of stuff goes well, and characters complete their respective arcs here. It'll definitely end on a bittersweet note though.
My second project! It's a sci-fi mess of genres! "Star Pilot Kira"
Well, it's 8 arcs.. but only 5 of them count as actual arcs. Arc 1 is too short to be called an arc, it's the first and second chapter only lol. Arcs 2, 4, and 6 explore a parts of a planet and what it's like, along with living there temporarily. Arcs 3 and 5 are in-between chapters.. nothing too out there, but definitely still necessary. Arc 7 and 8 introduce the the build-up to the reason why "Star Pilot" is included in the title. These are also the climactic sections of the story.
I can't go too in-depth on it, because it's the project I have the least progress on (2 out of a potential 60+ chapters actually written), but I do wanna get back to working on it when the zombie novel's done.
My first project! It's a battle shounen idea named "Momma's Boy"
My most ambitious one that I'd also love to get back to. I have 160 chapters planned, and I've first drafts on 20 chapters. It takes place in a Japanese high school, so yeah.. I kinda have it split into two years, with the chance of there being an optional third year in the future. First year: 64 chapters, Second year: 96 chapters.
Far as arcs go.. there aren't any?? I didn't plan it with that in mind. But if I had to shove stuff into arcs.. I'd say there's 5???? I'd actually really like to go back and rewrite a whole bunch of stuff so that it can fit into individual arcs. It needs a lot of polishing, let's be real lol I can guess off the top of my head that there'd be at least 7 full arcs once I rewrite it properly.