Changing the perspective of my novel from third to first-person POV is so incredibly difficult. I knew it would be more than a "find and replace" of all "her"s with "I"s, but I had no idea that every single sentence would need a complete rewrite. I am feeling a bit deflated.
But, I know in the end it will make AN UNEXPECTED KINGDOM so much better. I'll keep repeating that. And chugging Diet Coke.
In the meantime, I am incapable of thinking of anything to post about today so here are the one-sentence reviews for some of the most recent books I've read. They were all fabulous and I recommend them highly. (I remain a staunch over-recommender; it's a fault of which I'm well aware.)
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Not one, but two boxes of tissues were necessary to mop up my tears.
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Beth Revis makes great use of alternating perspectives and excellent writing to give an almost contemporary feel to this science fiction journey.
Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
The word that best describes my mood upon finishing Howl's Moving Castle is blissful- the tone of the story reminds me of the fairytale books I loved most as a child, filled with whimsy, humor, intrigue, and misunderstandings.
The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
Gorgeous description and a heroine who learns her strength along the way make this beautiful novel unforgettable.
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
I am insanely jealous of Ms. Mafi's writing- the utter gorgeousness of this book defies description.
Has anyone else ever changed POV after the fact? How did it go for you?