When I accepted the fantasy novel challenge, I knew to make the effort worth while, it had to be a series. I plotted Book One and made a start.
Plotting Book Two I realised I was drawn to the secondary character, a young woman with a difficult back story and special abilities. She was far more interesting than the grumpy Western gunfighter (sword-slinger) of Book One. So I switched point of view. And stayed with her for the plotting of Book Three. The obvious was staring me in the face.
Dirty draft complete, I put Book One in the virtual drawer for a month.
Editing Book One, that nagging thought came back. She’s a far more complex, compelling character than he is. Her PoV makes a far better story than the old-guy-with-skills we’ve seen so many times before.
Conclusion: re-write. New PoV. Jo steps up, front and centre. It’ll take some work. But it will be a better book.
I’m guessing I’m not alone?