Just when I thought things would be a breeze from now on, here comes another major change to my second draft. Although I am fairly happy with the 1. chapter, I am not so thrilled with the fact that chapters 2 & 3 are set in the same location as the seconf half of chapter 1. In the current draft it is only in chapter 4 that the action takes place in a different setting, and so I shall now try to change the order of those chapters. Since chapters 2 & 3 consist for the most part of flashbacks and inner monologues, I think they can be placed a little later in the narrative as long as the scheming and plotting contained in them precedes the planned action. I will attempt, though, to condense the two into a single chapter.
How about you? Do you think it is crucial to have the location/setting change from chapter to chapter?