I am 90% sure I want to change my novel from first person to third person and have parallel story lines. Yikes!
I originally put it in first person because all the Urban Fantasy I have read is first person, however I’m not so sure anymore if my novel is UF. Diana who critiqued my whole second draft (her book Mark of the Demon is out now,go buy it!) thinks the novel is more of a sci fi rather than an UF, and I REALLY like that. According to fellow writers on the Absolute Write forum, they think from the sound of my novel, it’s not UF either but Sci Fi, or someone suggested it sounded like a techno-thriller, or someone else called it "Bio Punk". (Wha??)
Regardless of what it gets called, my point is I think I can put into third person without having to worry about a specific genre’s tropes. I have two reasons to want to switch.
1. To be able to give more in depth information about the governing body of the evolved race in the novel, what they’re doing from the point of view on a human on their side.
2. To build tension so the reader finds out bits and pieces before the MCdoes.
I’m concerned that I might lose the "voice" of the novel, which I’ve been complimented on, when switching it all to third person.
I know it will mean a lot of work, but I have a feeling it will elevate the entire novel.
Any input from fellow readers/writers is of course, always appreciated!!