I was planning to do a rewrite for Camp NaNoWriMo… rebel yell and all that jazz. And now, with slightly more than six days to go….
I WANNA CHANGE MY STORY.
I’m still having a serious caniption about the whole ‘you should have written a different perspective’ thing. That is a big issue in my brain. And it has everything else freaking out. Perspective affects everything. Style, voice, character.
First person is hard for me to write in, it was a challenge, that’s why I started this story that way. The voice is different, I have to get into my narrator’s head, think like her, be her. She is not that much like me. Yet I still need to BE her.
Third person is easier. I can write more clinically, like one would write history. Of course, it still has to be more interesting than a dry text book. I don’t have to worry so much about ‘would she be able to see/hear/smell/know this?’ I can go into gloriously pointless description of the candle on the desk. Or perhaps how the light bends around the corners. I don’t have to care if she would care.
I enjoy writing first person for the difficulties. I want to write in first person. I think it fits my current story and genre well. And still I freak.
See? This is why you do not let anyone read it before it is all written out.
Stupid, stupid writer.
So, now I want to write some epic post apocalyptic crap that I have not researched, prepared for, built a world for. Or maybe a wonderful scifi that I have no idea for. Or maybe a high fantasy novel. Anything but this book I need to rewrite. Gah!