I’ve started reading a book by a favorite author, but this one is not in her regular series. It was a surprise when I opened it and began reading to find it in first person present tense (fp,pt), and I find that rather than getting used to it as I read it’s a struggle for me even after 30 pages or so. I just can’t seem to make the adjustment.
I’m always fine with first person, it’s the present tense, all characters all the time, that’s uncomfortable for me. The last sentence was “now”. The sentence I’m reading now is “now”. The next sentence will be “now”.
Why do writers do this, and does anyone else have a problem reading it?