I very rarely write in third person POV. Which explains why I’m so confused these days. I can not for the life of me understand why, when I sat down to write the new words of a new novel, third person casually fell out and took me away. It feels unnatural and, yet, the story demands it. I feel I have no other choice. I am the one to tell this story even though I desperately wish the main character would take it away from me. She’s not.
It has never occurred to me that we might choose what point of view we want to write in. All I know is that third person feels like the right fit and I’m not able to verbalize why. It’s third person limited which means I can’t tell my readers what anyone else but my main character is thinking or feeling. It allows me to have a unique voice just as loud and insistent as first person. I keep asking myself, “Why is it third when it could easily be first?”
Right now, it’s only a feeling. “I” insists on being “She”. I wonder, if it is a problem.
What point of view are you writing in? Are you comfortable with one or another?