I started a new story the other day and when I came up for air, realized I’d been writing in a style totally alien to my norm. I had written the first scene in first person present tense!
Now, when I write my young adult and tween stories, I often write in first person, but never present tense. I always write in past tense. My fantasy and paranormal romances are always in third person past tense.
Where did this new scene come from? Do I have yet another writerly voice lurking in the back of my brain? Egad! How many personalities do I have?
*LOL* If I weren’t a writer, I might be freaked to find yet another voice clamoring to be heard. But unusual characters whispering their stories to the subconscious is all in a day’s work for an active writer…
Talk about a fine line!
So, how about you? What’s your default voice when you sit down at your keyboard? Does it change from story to story?