- Keep it the way it is
- Switch Episode 1, 2, & 3 with 4, 5 & 6
- Something else (comment below!)
Lilah's Magic Shop: webtoons || tapas
I need a second opinion on my webcomic, because my husband (who functions as my editor) and I disagree on whether or not I should switch the episode order for my story. Basically, I like it when stories kind of jump around in the timeline - there's flashbacks and it's not perfectly linear - and that's what I was trying to do with Lilah's Magic Shop when I started it. However, I'm now rethinking that choice because I feel like the first three episodes are pretty important in terms of establishing what the story is going to be about, and right now I'm not convinced the order makes the most sense.
Option 1: Keep it as is
The argument for this (according to my husband) is basically that I'm overthinking it and that it's fine the way it is. And it might be confusing for current readers.
Option 2: Switch Episodes 1-3 with 4-6
My reasoning for this is because Episodes 4-6 actually establish what the story is going to be about a bit better, which is the whole adventure of Lilah figuring out what happened to her home. Since we see Lilah fleeing in episodes 4-6, that introduces the main conflict in the story, not the whole Mrs. Pumpernickel thing which is a subplot. Even though it's called Lilah's Magic Shop, not much of the story will actually take place there, so I think I started it the way it is now mostly to justify the title. (The title was chosen when the story was quite different, and it just kind of stuck even though the story changed.)
Extra credit question for helpful over-achievers - do you like where Episode 13 and 14 are? Should they have come earlier?
Thanks in advance for your feedback!