This post is actually a cry for help, believe it or not. Some months ago I began working on an Eldershipping story and I was writing in first person (Delia Ketchum Oak's POV, to be exact). But as the story unfolded in my mind and made its way through my fingers to the computer, I found myself writing in the third person as a way of describing how Samuel and Delia got together.
Needless to say, the "split-narrative" style was giving my headaches and probably confusing my readers to boot. Plus, I didn't like the direction the story was going, so I deleted it from FFN and have shelved it temporarily.
I know that I want to tell this story. What I need help with is how to write it. Should I keep the first and concluding chapters in first person, set in the present day, and have the remaining chapters (the bulk of the story) set in third person and in the past? I think this would keep readers from getting confused as to who's saying what to whom and what's going on at the time.
Or, would it be easier to write the entire story in third person and start from the past and work my way to the present day?
*sighs* The Bluebird of creativity is not staying at my house right now, obviously, so any suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated.