First, here‘s Chachic’s review of BLACK DOG. I’ve been keeping an eye out for this — I knew she’d write her review eventually!
Chachic says: “I did wonder if the story would have been richer if we also got Miguel’s POV but it wasn’t a major issue.” And, “There’s also a tentative romance in the first book that I’m hoping will be further developed in the sequel. I felt that the love story was barely there and would have loved more scenes between the two characters.”
To which I can only say: patience! Actually, it will take quite a lot of patience for one of those points to be addressed: Miguel is not a pov character in the sequel either — but I hope a third book will appear in time, in which he will be a very important pov character. It’s actually his scenes from the middle of the book which have written themselves in my head.
I tend to have pov characters multiply, which in my opinion can be a problem if it goes too far, so if I do write Book III and Miguel is a pov character, I believe I will have to restrict one of the other current pov characters to secondary status for that book. But we’ll see. This is all for the future.
Meanwhile! Here is a guest post of mine, up today at Write All The Words. This post was supposed to address gender, and it does. I will say that my personal experience with female protagonists and female authors seems to have been broader than many other girls apparently experienced. It may not be clear from the post, so I will just say that I was in high school in the eighties. I hope that people comment on this post, because I am always very interested in other people’s experiences with regard to this issue.