On Monday I read Tracy's post about how much she loved writing in first person and it's like something clicked.
I think it was this (sorry I'm stealing):
"Third person is like watching a movie and knowing what's going to happen to your beloved characters before they do. First person is like being the character in the movie and having no idea what's about to hit you."
I've always been a third person kind of writer. Even when I wrote stories as a teenager I never even thought of writing in 1st person, but today I tried.
I took the first scene in my book (you know the one that I think kind of sucks) and I switched it over to first person and I kind of liked it.
I remember reading about a writer who finished his book and then decided to change it to first person (I think it was John Irving). At the time I thought that was crazy. Now I'm not so sure. I'm not saying I'm going to switch my whole book, but I'm going to experiment and really isn't that what a writer is suppose to do.
What about you? Have you ever changed your mind about POV and switched after you were done?