I have a question for all those who regularly follow my blog, and have read excerpts, or the chapters I have complete, of my novel. I have hit a stalemate or roadblock so to speak. If you have been privileged enough to read the chapters I have complete you know that I have been writing from first person POV. Not only that, but have been switching the POV between the two main protagonists. It is a tricky road to take I know. Not the standard way to approach first person POV. But I have seen it work in other novels.
The problem I am encountering now is that I feel one of the secondary characters need to speak. His back story and take on events so far will really add to the story. I have scratched out notes on how this transition would take place, and it seems it would be his POV for only two chapters. So do I go for it? Do I add like a little "Book 2" inside "Book 1" sort of thing, or do I just transition into him as a dream sequence. (He is a ghost after all.) The rules of paranormal writing can be stretched. But I am not comfortable with how far. At 104 pages my fast paced story seems to have hit a crucial point.
My question for you fellow bloggers, book lovers and writers is this. Will adding a third POV, no matter how short lived, confuse the reader? Does the feel of multiple narrators turn you off from a book? How do you deal with secondary characters who are crucial to the book? If you feel like commenting please do. All ideas are welcome, because I really need to finish this book. (And if you are familiar with the book so far, it's Aaron. I feel like we need more insight into his character.)
The second question I have pertains to titles. Have you switched to title of your book from one you picked in the beginning to a more suitable title? I have kind of pointed out from the beginning the title was a "working" title. Now the deeper I get into the story I am not sure how the title fits. Writers, does a title ever jump out at you? Or do you end up raking your brain over and over for something different and witty. Let me know. Maybe we can have a title contest.