So, I'm a tactically minded person. If I'm going to do something I want to do it right.
I'm undertaking a web serial and at this point a host of things are still up in the air. I can still easily change my site, story direction, writing style and narrative perspective, though I've got a defacto for all of them in place. I deeply value the experience you all have, and would like a second opinion.
There you can find my first chapter, info on the basic setting (which is the non-negotiable), and other basic necessities in the site design (hopefully you can find them, or else I have a problem with site design. Not that I designed the site, it's a wordpress theme). The serial is set to launch on january 1st, which gives me enough time to do about five or six backlog chapters, and although that's not the recommended number by any means, you underestimate my free time. Anyway, my request for advice is on a few things. Also feedback would be infinitely appreciated.
First, site? Second, this one is my main hurdle, how does everyone feel about 1st and 3rd person perspectives? I know everyone has their preferences, some write almost or entirely exclusively in one or the other. What are the pros and cons of them both, what do you feel one brings to the table that the other does not? Basically, my problem is that I've been writing first person all my life and although I can easily slide into third, I just can't decide if a setting this big is complimented by a first person perspective. I don't want to get stuck writing the story I love from the wrong point of view. Now, I know who the first person perspective would be and I'm quite confident their character can carry the story, but I'm just conflicted. How does everybody feel about this issue?
I think my main thing is that the MC is going to be in the story no matter what, and I almost feel like giving him a 1st person voice only serves to deprive other characters of screen time. But at the same time the MC is the MC, even if I'll spend a lot of time in the 3rd person no matter what. Is it counterproductive to throw in a 1st person when the story revolves so heavily around others? As evidenced by the fact the MC isn't even in the prologue, really. Caught between trying to be efficient and what I'm comfortable with...
Finally, you guys are some really cool writers and as such I'd be pleased as punch to know what you think about the execution so far. Also, sorry if this seemed jumbled, this topic was a sudden decision. I'm trying to make up my mind before moving ahead with the writing. Don't worry about my pace though, I'm good to go.
Thanks for your time.