I’m having a crisis. A mental break down or something. Nothing makes sense anymore. What is my book? What is a book? What is life? What am I doing here? I have no idea.
I’ve re-read this project so many times, it doesn’t make sense anymore. I feel like I’m in a time warp.
My current crisis is I decided to re-write the book in first person. I think it’s the best way to really get in Joshua’s (my main character) head. I really wanted the readers to be able to connect with him. The problem here is I hate writing in first person. Also, my book is a YA science fiction thriller, but can thrillers be written in first person? Usually it’s told in third with multiple POVs. Am I overthinking? What do you think?
It’s getting so hard! I’m currently working on re-writing act one. I can’t tell if it’s a mess or if I’ve read it so many times I can’t make sense of it.
This book was always a mess because it was a new genre and a story that had confused me for a long time. I went through nearly six different plots before I finally settled.
So far, I think switching to first person was a good choice. We get to see Joshua’s personality in a way that wasn’t possible before.
Chapter six is going to be a problem. Thankfully, I’m not there yet, but that’s the one chapter that Joshua’s not in that I haven’t worked out yet. It just doesn’t work to have him in this chapter but it’s a critical chapter with a major fight scene. I think I’ll just throw him in there anyway, even though I know none of the other characters in that chapter will want him there. Whatever, I’ll keep you posted.
I had the idea a while back for a sequel. I really don’t want to write another one, but the idea adds so much to the first book. I decided to work it into this book as one story. I’ll talk more about this later.
After taking a month off of blogging I wad fully prepared to jump right back in, but I am sick with Covid and because all the posts I was planing were more involved I had to put them aside for the time being. For those of you who are interested, I am doing just fine, but I’m very board. There’s only so much youtube and online shopping I can take before I feel overwhelmed.
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3 thoughts on “Book in Progress — Part Six: Time Warp”
Haha, this has happened to me before – it’s kind of like when I write/edit too much at a time, I have a creative burnout. It means I need a break from my world but it’s different for all of us – maybe you can try writing a short story that ISN’T fantasy/fiction! (I tried that once and had a lot of fun: tip? Pinterest is everything lol)
I personally enjoy writing more in the third person because if you’re writing something where other characters mean a lot to the MC (like a romance – slow burn especially) it really helps to have another POV in it. Hope this helps & good luck with your WIP :))
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Yes! I definetly need a break, lol. I just want to get this draft done before Nanowrimo, but I may take your advice and write a short story. Refill my creative cup and remind myself that I am not a terrible writer. And thanks for the thoughts on my pov problem!
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