A couple of posts back, I blogged about voice, and now I’m struggling with the voice of my own work! Don’t you just hate that?
I’m not exactly sure what the problem is, except that despite point of view changes, the narration all sounds the same. It’s also choppy and lacks depth.
Until yesterday, I had no idea what to do about it, but while drifting off to sleep last night I had an ‘a ha!’. I’ve decided that when writing the second draft, I’m going to work with one point of view first from the beginning of their narration to the end before moving on to another point of view. Now that I’ve got the story down, I don’t need to keep things like timelines in mind and I don’t have to write in order.
Working on one point of view will help me to develop that character’s voice and to deepen the narration until it flows. How do I know it’ll work? I don’t, but when I thought of it I got that buzz in your belly that tells you you’re on the right track.