I am currently starting my third book and for the first time am in a quandry over point of view. My first two books are in first person, because the stories needed the intimacy of it and it just 'felt' right. I have noticed that many more books seem to be written in first person than in the past and I'm wondering what your personal opinion is on first person versus the more traditional third. Is either more marketable in your opinion? or does it really matter at all.
Does it impact the selling of books or how they are perceived? After asking my agent, my editor and several other writers there seems to be no real consensus. I thought i'd add your learned opinion to the pile. Perhaps as usual it is just how damn good the writing is not whether I am talking about it, or she is.... much thanks.
You wake up to the smell of wet poodle and hot coffee and the next thing you know someone asks about point of view. You know there's probably a good artistic reason to say "do what the story demands" but you've had one too many conversations with editors that involved threats of violence concerning omniscient first point of view to just brush the question off idly. What you do know however, (and you know this for a fact) you know there should be more second person POV narrative. You know this in your heart and soul. You know this cause of the bright lights, big city. You know this cause You are you.