Friday, February 04, 2011
I am at sea in more ways than one.
While I am out here in CA, I have been working on putting my second attempt at a novel all in the first person. I had it from two POVs, a mother and a daughter. But it lacked immediacy so I decided it should all be from the kid's POV. Although things happened when the kid wasn't around, her mother told her about them or she heard about them so it was pretty easy to get them into her POV until page 230 or so.
In the last third of the book, there is an estrangement between the two and I cannot figure out the best way to handle the mother's story. Does anyone know of someone who handled such a thing well or have an idea. Or should I just have two POVs for the last third without making a fuss about it? Would it bother you. It would be a chapter thing mostly. I am flummoxed.