I'm crazy. Really. I don't know what I was thinking, but I'm regretting it. Ragh!
In the latest manifestation of the coffee house book, each chapter is written about a character who is either a patron or employee of the coffee house and that character's relationship with the coffee house and its owner. Through each chapter, you learn about the coffee house and its owner, as well as the people who fill it.
Well, I decided (for some reason) that this wasn't enough for me in this project. So I also decided that each chapter would be told from the perspective of its character....in first-person point of view.
I know. I can see you shaking your head at me. And believe me, I've been shaking my head at myself since I started this crazy project! And I've been spending the past couple of weeks trying to convince myself that the story would be good--or better--if the chapters are told in third-person POV.
I just can't do it. The chapters need to be in first-person. It's hard, it's frustrating, and it's going to take quite a bit of character biography-ing. Luckily, I found a really great character biography worksheet that's working perfectly for all these "minor" characters, as well as a scene list worksheet that's helping me keep my story straight within the vignettes.
I have more background work than I thought I did, but if it helps keep me organized, it'll definitely be worth it.
I'll get this story written yet!