I’ve got some super deep and philosophical questions to pose as per usual, but first, Amanda Hocking reminded me that it’s Jim Henson’s birthday so I thought I’d post this sweet print my sister did of him:
You can see more of her work at http://vwyellowpress.com She hasn’t updated her site in a while because she’s preggers and an artist and a teacher, so she basically works and sleeps. Go through the archives, there is much to enjoy!
All right, Deep Thoughts with Stacey can now commence. Remember that WIP Day of Sacrifice that I thought I’d be able to bust out in a week? Well, it is acting up and not listening to anything I say. Somehow my urban fantasy short story has turned into a paranormal western romance. Yeah, I’m pretty sure I created that genre. I can’t keep the characters from trying to get together. I mean, all this really scary and serious stuff is going on around them and all they wanna do is stare at each other. I think it needs a romance intervention. There was supposed to be sex in it, but the characters are so hell-bent on falling in love, that it is taking forever. LOL I’m so not in charge of this.
So, I was thinking (Danger! Danger!) that perhaps I need more than one point of view. In Glimpse and Glimmer it was easier for me to move the story along by switching point of view. And if I can’t move the story along, Day of Sacrifice is going to turn into a romance novella instead of the short story I was going for. Does it make more sense for people to fall in bed more quickly if we know what both of them are thinking? Am I copping out? Its been hard for me to write only one point of view, seeing as I am the creator of both characters voices-why not relate both of their thoughts as well? But the challenge of writing a single point of view adult PNR short story has caused me to turn it into something else. And although I let it get away from me, I really like what’s happening in the story. (This is why I don’t think I can be a real plotter. I like surprises.)
What are your thoughts on POV? How many do you like to read? To write? Do you think it aids in moving the story along or is a cop out?
These are just my thoughts for this Friday as I contemplate whether or not to add in Julian’s point of view to Day of Sacrifice over the weekend. My brain is occupied with this and a list of things I need to get at Target, I figured you all could help me out with this. 😉