Well, I'm officially half way through my book changing it from 1st person to 3rd. What a chore. For the most part, I like the changes, but I have found a few areas where the change has weakened the intensity of the scene, especially when the main character (Kira) is expressing emotions. When I'm finished with the mundane task of substituting "I" for "she" and "my" for "her", I'm hoping to go through it again and fix some of the problems. As it sits right now, it is NOT suitable for publication, so I have a lot of work still to do.
I do, however, have to admit that the scenes I've added in Octavion's point of view totally ROCK! Just hearing his side of the story in bits and pieces has added some richness to his character. I guess if I have to give up a little of Kira's personality and emotion to gain more from Octavion it is a small price to pay. After all, the readers will enjoy getting to know him better. Okay, so I'm kind of enjoying it too.....he's yummy.