I love this. Your style is so fascinating, and it says so much. I especially love the recurring ocular motif here that may or may not be eyes, but they're reminiscent in a wonderful way. Fabulous work.
Hey Yuri! Haha, I guess I could clarify a little more on my approach 😁 Not to say it isn't written, but it's more or less fluid in places, particularly where the plot's major events are threaded together. Right now she's finding the wounded and dying Masahiro of the Vir. From there I have how he gets to camp, and where he is put/how he's treated once Muidemi rescues him. I have his experience as well, the monologue he has which anchors him as a character, not just a creature. Then I have the flow of what Muidemi is going through with the army, how and why they decide to move, where they are going and their objective during their path. So you meet her commanders, introducing central characters to this point in her life. After they break camp they cross the river they go for. This is where it is a little fuzzy at the moment. However on the other side you see the first battle. Not a big one, but important because Muidemi is downed and you see Masahiro has become attached. Don't want to give too much away, but it's very clear. That may be the end of chapter 1, but I'll end chapters where it feels right. I know something happens during the river crossing of course, some spring rain as well, but since it's not a major event I know I'll end up with material along the way but I'm not stressed about the details yet. I'll be able to thread it all together. That's how it is for me, at least. It just comes like someone playing a movie...I wouldn't worry about chapter 2 being complete before you start drawing chapter 1 is what I mean 😉 Don't know if that helps, it's just one approach but it feels 'right' to me, and allows for flexibility in my story where I might need it. I was 'stiff' with my writing at first, if that makes sense. No matter how you guys approach it, have fun and it'll be awesome!!