I was wondering the other day what I would sound like as a writer if I wrote in first person.
I currently do not. I write in third person. I have two characters and I switch back and forth in their heads. Sometimes there are secondary characters that I hear from, but not often.
I think when I used to write stories in high school I did write them in first person. I can't prove it cause I don't have them any longer. I threw them all out a gazillion years ago.
But most of the time my female character was me so it would make sense if I wrote it that way.
It was always me chasing after some guy (just like real life).
But of course the guys in the stories were completely unobtainable and I just happened upon them and they fell madly in love with me.
I don't know why, when I started my first book, that I immediately gravitated to the third person. I guess it didn't really occur to me to say 'I' at all.
I wouldn't change the current story that I am working on but maybe the next thing I could try would be in first person.
I suppose this blog is actually me writing in first person, but it's really about me and all my bullshit so that doesn't count.
I wonder what kind of woman I would write about. Strong, broken, witty, sarcastic. Maybe she would be the woman I always wanted to be. It would certainly be interesting.
I still haven't heard a word from HQN. It's so hard to wait for a reply. I have never claimed to be a patient person.
It's 2010 and I'm waiting months for a yes or no response from one of the largest publishers on the planet.
I wonder if they ever work in 'real time' or if they are always this far behind.
I really want to send my book to Carina Press and say 'damn the consequences' but I know I should play by the rules or it will bite me in the ass later.
So, I wait.