I have a question regarding how I should proceed with my series. I have a series that, as it stands, is going to be four books long. Each book is going to be broken into four smaller parts (Part 1, 2, 3, and 4 obviously). Now, when I first began plotting for this series, I only had the first four "parts" worked out, though they were separate books at the time. These four parts have become the first book in the series. As it stands now, each of these parts, while contributing to the overarching plot of the first book, have fairly standalone storylines. Now for my question. Is it wrong to write the series this way? Should I split them up and basically have 16 books in the series? Or, should I go back and try to make each book only one-part (like most chapter books)? Sorry for the long post. Hope this isn't too confusing. I feel like I didn't explain it well.