Now, this was a conscience decision. I was stuck on a part where I couldn't figure out how to describe something and I wasn't really sure where I was going in the scene so I thought, "What if I wrote this from the main character's perspective entirely? How would she say this in her own words?" I started writing in the first person for a paragraph or two and I liked it so I just kept going.
I found that the first person felt a lot more natural. I've written a few short stories and things from the 1st person POV, and they were easy to write that way. I liked getting fully into the characters head. I've also written a few shorts about specific characters before I actually use them in a story so that I can get a feel for them. I guess I was only doing 3rd person for this one because most of the Fantasy books (YA or Adult) I read are in third person.
Anyway, so now I'm faced with these 8 & 1/2 chapters that I'll have to completely overhaul. And there's a whole prologue that I'll have to kill. But the prologue can die, it was pretty but wasn't really needed in the story overall.
For a while I was trying to figure out if I should go back now and re-write what I have or if I should just keep going and worry about it later. But after putting that question up on the Absolute Write forums (AW Forums) and getting some great feedack, I figured I'd just keep writing as I am and I'll fix what I have later.
Too many writers (some that I know) spend a lot of time being stuck on a chapter or scene because they are constantly re-writing it and not just getting the whole story down on paper. I just want to finish this manuscript just so that I can say that I did it.
And btw, I did 1023 words this morning. Not bad for spending half of it staring at the screen thinking "What now?"