In my current writing piece, there are two main characters who are in two very different (and far away) settings. During the story, it goes back and forth between the two. The problem is, one of the main characters is a soldier and the time period is much longer for him than the other character, who lives in an urban environment. While it may only require several pages to describe a week-long trek by the soldier, the urban dweller is involved in many events that take a short period of time. Describing a week in her shoes could take several chapters. Any ideas how to solve this problem, if it even is one? I have, in my opinion, good chapters for both of the characters, but I can't seem to link them in one coherent time-frame. The soldier's story takes place over several years, while the other main character only as a year of her life written down. I'm at a loss.