First, let me apologize if the question has already been asked and answered somewhere on the site. I was wondering what the forum's opinion was on constructing novels that contain numerous independent story arcs. Do you find it is better to write them independently and re-edit later when assembling so as to assure continuity and constance, or to juggle with the multiplicity and advance all story arcs simultaneously ? I'm afraid the balanced answer might be in the grey area, whereas sometimes this, sometimes that, depending on X,Y,Z, but the specifics of your experiences and thoughts will be enlightening I'm sure. Thanks !