I'm wondering what the best way is for me to construct my first person POV, historical novel. The story spans almost 30 years, follows the relationships between 3 generations of women/girls within one family, and is written chronologically. I'm not sure what the best way is to break the book into sections. So far the first five chapters are set in 1961. Does this mean I then need each susbequent year to have five chapters? Do I need to have a chapter for every year or can I just jump to 1970 after the first X number of chapters move sequentially through '61, '62 and '63? Will that feel cheap, or convenient, to the reader, that I just jump ahead whenever I feel like it? Should I forego conventional chapters and just create section breaks through the use of date headings in italics? Perhaps break up the main time frames with a blank page titled "1961-1970", "1970-1975", etc? Is it clumsy to have section breaks within a single chapter, to denote a jump in time? I really have no idea how to structure this book... Thanks for any advice or thoughts!