Wednesday, August 13, 2014

1st Person? 3rd Person?

I was looking for a new book, something with a good story and not just sex. I'll read just about anything, except for deliberate cruelty. Years ago I would read Stephen King as soon as a new book came out. Remember Misery? I could not finish it. Now, that is rare for me.

Okay, back to the point of this post. I do not like to read in first person. Skimming through the blurbs, if the author is penning the book in first person, I move on. Why? I don't know. So now I'm trying to figure it out.

My daughter likes reading in first person. Is it her generation? Maybe. I've always written in third person, not even attempting to change my ways.

Thinking about it, writing in third person gives me a distance from my character so I can sit back and see the whole picture, I think.

Enough of my rambling, it's late. I am still working on Devlin's story, trying to wrap it up for proof reading and editing. Then get the cover made and sent off to be formatted. Oh how I look forward to that moment when the hard work is done and the book is published! But then, the next one is burning to be written. Sigh. Why did I start this series with so many characters? :-D

Actually, I love writing my stories and seeing their personalities come alive. Strong men, strong women. I hate wimps...