I've been toying with the idea of writing a book that is a series of short stories. Well two actually, both similar in a way but slightly different approaches so I'll describe both separately. First off is a book following the events of an outbreak. Not a lot of details yet but the basic plot is that a scientist has created a new bioweapon and is ready to show them off but they get loose and attack, infecting the people in the room. Here is where it ends from the scientists point of view and jumps to a security guard of the research base a few minutes after the outbreak and from there it'd move on to different people at various stages. The second one is different as it doesn't progress through characters chronologically, instead it shows the same event from different points of view. I have no plot for this but for an example say it was a natural disaster like a series of earthquakes. Person A is shown a few minutes before the disaster then the events leading up to his demise/escape. Then it jumps to Person B who is somewhere else in the affected area and follows a similar sequence to the Person A. In each book I intend to write in first person. Does this sound like a viable idea or should it be scrapped?