So, I'm currently still in the early chapters of my book, and I just hit the end of a chapter, and there is going to be a five year time skip between this and the next one (again, very early on), and I'm thinking I have two routes I can go for the next section/chapter, but I can't decide. Basically, the chapter I just finished ended on a cliffhanger, and pacing wise, it could be good to keep writing from that POV, especially considering it could help solidify the feel of a sudden transition between scenarios, like waking up from a nightmare, considering the time skip, but I also want to have a section introducing one of the pseudo-villains of the story in the beginning areas, as I want to dot sections from his POV throughout the story until the climax. Basically, the villain is a counterpart to another big character in the story, and has from uncanny similarities, that is hopefully gonna leave the reader questioning the trustworthiness of the character and confused as to what exactly is going on with the other POV, as most of the world is to various events concerning the villain. Needless to say, I'm at a block with this. I feel like this would be the perfect place to set the introduction, as the scene happens within the time skip, but I also don't want to break that sudden feeling of suspense and confusion that would continue out of the previous chapter. I guess another problem I'm having is whether or not to generally have the scenes in the villain's POV be actual chapters. I've read books, like E. K. Johnston's Ahsoka, that have had small sections throughout the book that aren't a part of the main story, but provide background or wider context or what have you, and serve as small separations in the various arcs of the story, but I don't know if I want to do that for these scenes. You guys have any advice?