Would you believe…

I’m still sick. It’s mainly just congestion at this point, but it comes with a nasty cough. There’s nothing like writing or reading and constantly coughing. It’s so gross.

I’ve started re-writing my book into the first person. I didn’t think I’d like it in this POV but I’m noticing that my MC is coming off the page more so… I guess… I don’t hate it… as much.

It’s weird. I enjoy reading in the first person, but I don’t like writing in it. And I blame my teachers for that entirely by the way. Because you are never supposed to write in the first person. Gee, thanks.

I think it’s also weird to write in the first person because it’s not actually me. So I feel a little invasive. And while I can clearly see the scene in my head, it’s not my scene to take part in and I feel like I’m interrupting my characters.

I feel like writing in the first person is rude. Reading in the first person is fine, though. I’m just weird.

By J. M. Tuckerman

J.M.Tuckerman is a neurodivergent writer with a big education. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, an MA in Writing, and a BA in Writing Arts (specializing in Creative Writing, New Media Writing, and Publication; concentrating in New Media Production), which she somehow managed to earn despite her three very loud and large dogs. Jessica was lucky enough to intern at Quirk Books and Picador, USA while earning her master’s degrees. Her service dog, Ringo, is very proud of all that she has accomplished and hopes to be on a back cover of a published book with her very soon. An avid reader, writer, and lover of young adult and middle-grade literature, Jessica’s bookshelf is overflowing with hardbacks, paperbacks, and a million half-filled notebooks. She is a proud fur-mommy to two lab/st-bernard littermates, a retriever-mix service dog, and one orange little hobgoblin cat, all of whom have made very audible appearances on the Booked All Night podcast.

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