I tend to hate that latter technique, because I get invested in somebody and then I have to wait ages to get the next bit about them. But as we all know, I am a Bear of very short attention span, and I like scenes that get in, get dirty, and get out--and I know some people prefer to wallow a bit in a narrative, as in a nice warm bath.
This book has Very Long Chapters, too. So far, Chapter One is a truepennyesque 12,000 words. Which means I need ten chapters to write the whole book, if I go up to my max wordcount.
Oh well, I guess I'll write it how it comes out and see which way it works better once I have more stuff. This is, after all, what I have an editor for.
Now: 1200 words or bust.