I wrote my first "official" scene from a male POV tonight -- AND, it's in third person, which is another first for me. Boy was it weird. (g) But I decided that this new YA really needs to step out of my MC's head to be told properly. There are just too many things that will be better from an outside perspective.
Of course, I'm not sure how people decide which POV to use for a particular scene. The idea of writing it in both and then deciding which is better seems like such a waste of time. But I have a feeling I'll make a few bad calls along the way. Oh well, another experience to gain new techniques.
Another thing I'm struggling with is the decision of how to get my Mc's history into the wip. Her past experiences are very relevant to the story -- and while I think some of it can be implied, there has to be a certain amount shown so people will _truly_ grasp what she's been through. So, I must decide whether to do it through dialogue or a series of mini-flashbacks. I personally like showing more than telling....so we'll see. I need to think on it for a while. Flashbacks are a pain. (g)
This is really odd, but MAN am I writing slow these days. I barely managed 500 words tonight when I used to knock out 2-4K a day. I don't know what it means. (g) Deep down I'm hoping it means that I'm being more thoughtful in what I write. Secretly I'm worried I'm losing steam. I do feel like I could sleep for a month. :) At any rate, I've laid out a schedule for keeping my goals for the month. Hopefully I'll stick to it and get BTPM off my plate. That would be such a relief! I need to haul ass, though... seriously. I've been a loaf so far this month.
Oh, and I _really_ need to come up with a working title for the new YA. I hate calling it untitled ya. (g) Hmmm, nothing's coming to mind. LOL.