Ages ago I used to do a writing-related post every Monday on the blog and I think I'd like to start that again because really I love talking about writing and having a record of what I'm working on/where I'm at can really be helpful sometimes.
Right now I'm (finally) working on another first draft. For now I'm calling the story sidekicks and of course I have no idea what title I'll end up giving it for real. It has five main characters and is told in unlimited third person/past tense and I'm almost (almost!) at 8,000 words. (By the time this post goes up I hopefully will be.)
This story is a little different for me. I'm writing a lot of things I haven't ever written before and third person unlimited is a really difficult POV to be in because I'm so aware of how confusing it can be. But! This is a story, or at least an idea of a story, that I've wanted to write for a while. It's not about one person, but about a group of people, and it's so different writing that type of story. As always, I don't want to say exactly what this story is about until I'm (much) further into it, but if anyone knows of books (especially YA!) that are written in unlimited third person, please let me know. I'd love to see how other writers have managed the POV without it being epically confusing.
I will say (about this story) that there's friendship and love and families and siblings and divorce and adoption. And a plastic safe full of candy.