Which type of story format would interest you more - a story that is told over time, such as The Other Boleyn Girl or Harry Potter, or a story that goes by plot? For example, each Harry Potter is told over the span of one year. The kids go to school, go to lessons, socialize, play Quidditch, fall in love, learn magic, celebrate holidays, etc. all while the different plots twist and fold. Or a book that is more "this happened, and then this happened, and then this happened, and then OHMYGOD this happened too". I hope you understand what I mean I'm writing a story about a girl going to boarding school and I want each chapter to be one month in the school year, so it goes from September to June. Chapters would vary in length (some could only be 15 pages while others 75), depending on what happens during each month, but in the end, there'd only be ten chapters. Or is it easier to go down the traditional route of Chapter One, Chapter Two, Chapter Three...?