[FOUR MONTHS AGO - CHAPTER 3]
Inner Voice (IV): You know, this book would be so much better if you wrote it in First Person.
The Stupid One (ME): I like Third Person Limited.
IV: But it would be better in First.
ME: I can't write in First.
IV: Try it.
ME: You're crazy.
[THREE MONTHS AGO - CHAPTER 12]
IV: Are you sure you want to stick with Third?
ME: Not really, but I don't want to go back and change it now.
IV: Isn't it better to change twelve chapters than to change an entire book?
ME: I'll just leave it and see what happens.
[ONE MONTH AGO - CHAPTER 16]
ME: I hate this book and I hope it dies a slow death.
IV: That's because you're not telling the story correctly.
ME: It's my story and I can tell it any way I darn well want to.
[TONIGHT - CHAPTER 22 @ 49K WORDS]
ME: Waaaaaah. This sucks.
IV: Just try to rewrite the first chapter in First Person.
IV: Save the other draft. It's not like you have to commit to anything.
ME: FINE! You'll see. It will suck.
[..... REWRITE FIRST CHAPTER IN FIRST PERSON....]
ME: Holy guacamole, Batman. THIS IS FABULOUS!
IV: Aren't you happy you finally admitted your voice was wrong?
Me: I sure am.
IV: Best you've ever written, right?
ME: It sure is!
IV: Yeah, don't you wish you would have figured this out FOUR MONTHS AGO?!