Changing Perspectives

So, over the weekend, I had a thought…

I’m currently going through draft number three of Blindsighted, and over the weekend, I had an idea for something that would perhaps make the story work a little better. This idea means that I not only have to edit the story but also to change it from reading from a third-person perspective to a first-person one.

I don’t know where this thought came from, but it’s something that I can’t get out of my head now, so I have to at least give it a go.

Writing from a first-person view is something that I’ve, so far, not done. My two released books have both been third-person and have followed the style of having each chapter about rotating characters.

For example;
Chapter 1 > Character 1
Chapter 2 > Character 2
Chapter 3 > Character 3
Chapter 4 > Character 1
Chapter 5 > Character 2
Chapter 6 > Character 3
And so on…

So writing from a first-person is going to be a new challenge for me. But, as Blindsighted follows a single character with everything being seen from his view, it makes sense that this one is done in this style.

I’m not sure how this is going to turn out, but I’m more than willing to give it a go if it’s going to make the story better. Of course, this may mean that my release date is pushed back a little way, but I don’t want to send it out there if I’m not completely happy with it.

Keep everything crossed for me that this turns out okay.

I’ll also try this week to finally get my description/synopsis/blurb done. I’ve written a few different versions but I’m not overly happy with any of them so far. Maybe if the change of perspective works out, it’ll help me with this too.

For now, I’m going to throw myself into this challenge I’ve set for myself.

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