How many of you when writing a series go in a linear order? I'm asking because the book I started on is so far ahead in the series I'm creating. The characters are mostly developed at this point. I've been working on this particular WIP because I'm working on the overall plot timeline and making sure to fix plot holes and other issues. Making sure things are consistently lining up time wise. I'm also working on dividing the outline into books. I picked the most recent idea I had and ran with it, on top of which it being a side story not having any bearing on the main story so it doesn't obstruct or potentially create a plot problem. I just wanted to start somewhere while building the story into completion, that way I was always writing and always making progress on my WIP. Last thought and question. How many of you who do write out of order publish out of order? Do you wait or do you publish to hook a readership?