As many of you know, I started my current wip last week and so far the writing is going…okay.
I’m at almost 9k. (never used to look at word count so closely before I noticed how much other bloggers talk about it) So I guess that averages around 1.5-2k a day.
In all honesty, I usually go by ‘scenes’ in my outline. Either I finish a scene in one sitting. Or I don’t. Or sometimes the scene splits off into another mini scene.
In any case, all of that is going smoothly. The only thing that’s really bugging me is the first person point of view. And present tense.
The problem is that I’ve never tried either.
So this is really a kind of experiment for me as well as just another aspect of writing I’d like to familiarize myself with.
However, it’s really daunting to be giving a play by play of someone else’s consciousness. Especially when it’s a teenage boy who’s kind of in a dark place despite a good sense of humor and a respect for justice.
One of the things I loved about the third person is that I could concentrate on the storytelling and have the reader learn about the characters through action and dialogue with some insight into their psyche from time to time.
The story being told from my MC’s point of view is SO different from what I’m used to, it almost feels creepy. Like I’m in someone else’s skin.
Not to mention, I have in no way mastered the fluidity of ‘I’, ‘Me’ and ‘My’. I feel like each time they’re used, there’s a big fat fluorescent light around them.
Anyways, I’d like to know if any of you have a favorite book written in present tense first person pov that you could recommend?
Or if you first person pov veterans have any tips on making it flow better for this debutante?
Thanks to everyone who commented on ‘I feel like a sperm’. I don’t think there’s anything more I can add on the subject. lol. The analogy just came to me out of left field Wednesday morning and fit my mood perfectly :)
I’m starting to feel a little better about the rejection and I might even take two hours tonight and query a few agents:)
Have a great weekend everyone!