So for my story I’m focusing primarily on five characters, all of whom are friends and work together. However I want each character to have his/her own storyline and to grow as an individual. The main characters are a girl and a boy so they get the bulk of the plot. However the third girl is kind of a breakout character and I’ve thought up a plot for her that I’m really excited to write. The last two characters are probably going to be together for most of the story. So that’s four, almost five separate storylines that I want to write. Am I biting off more than I can chew here? Is it possible to make transitioning between the storylines fluid rather than jumpy and tie them all together in the end? Should I maybe just focus on one or two characters and put the other characters in the background and incorporate them as I go?