Friday, February 12, 2010
Point of View (POV)
I'm torn between what POV to use in my novel. Before I get too far into it, I really want to figure out whether I should use First Person POV or Third Person POV. I find it's so much easier to write this particular story in first person, but is that really what the market is wanting? I have this ongoing fear that I will complete my novel, get it perfect, all written in first person and not be able to find anyone to publish it. All that time spent and all that time wasted in making my masterpiece.
I'm sure every writer goes through this. The reason I am so concerned about first person POV is that I have not seen many books that are written in first person. Do readers really enjoy reading from a first person's view? When something is written in first person, it tends to pull me into the story much quicker than if written in third person, but that's just me. I've got about 3,000 + words on my novel so far, so to avoid the agony of rewriting every word for the most part, I think I should really search and find out whether writing first person is really worth it. Do you know which is preferred to publishers?
What POV do you write in?