Or whatever you guys say.
I'm starting a new project. Well, let me back up. "Starting" isn't really the right word. I wrote a bunch of words on this project before I realized the sucktitude of it. That uncompleted MS is now sitting on my hard drive.
I started over.
I'm about 50 pages in now, and had one of my besties read it. Her feedback was FRAWESOME (freaking awesome).
But now I'm stewing, and if you've been reading here for any length of time at all, you know that this is both good and bad.
So I just have a couple of questions for you. Feel free to answer any way you want, but back yourself up!
1. First person or third? Or both...?
2. One POV or two? Or more...?
3. Past tense or present? Or both...?
4. Female MC or male? Or both...?
Oh, and if anyone could identify, very succinctly, the main motivation of my characters, I'd appreciate it. kthxbai.
So what do you think? When you sit down to write, what comes to you naturally pertaining to those four things? What do you like to see when you open a book (girl, first person, past tense?)? And why???
(And I just realized this has nothing to do with guts. Dangitall.)