First vs. Third Person: How do you choose?
I am working on The Near Witch (which I gave an excerpt of) and I’m trying to decide which is best. I tend to go to third automatically, to get that fairy-tale voice, but this story is a YA with a little romance etc, not a MG, so I don’t know if it needs to be in first to get the connection as strong as possible.
I have two word docs open right now, and am essentially writing the book both ways. I am undecided. I am terrible at these decisions! I have enough trouble trying to decided how close the POV needs to be, if I need to stick beside a character when I’m in third person, etc. Ugh.
How do you choose? Do you always know when you start writing? Are there any determining factors?
(I’m also working on the pitch. I am SO bad at summing things up. But that’s for another post).