It's a word every author fears. And it's one I think I may have to accept for my new Carver & McCain book.
I'd been experimenting with 1st-person, a POV I don't usually choose. My idea was that each of the two protagonists would share spotlight time as the book's narrator. Unfortunately, looking over what I have so far, I don't think I've developed enough of a distinct voice for each of them.
While Carver and McCain's personalities do clash, they're both still cops working together. Therefore they have similar goals, and are experiencing the same environments. These factors add up to make it even more challenging to distinguish between them, and even I was having trouble keeping track of which of them was narrating at any given point.
So I'll be going back to the start, re-writing the book in my usual 3rd-person POV. In fairness, I was still in the early stages of the book, so it's better to catch this now than struggle on with the shadow of a re-write lingering over me the whole time.
Hopefully writing in 3rd-person will help me get back into my writing flow and get the first draft completed sooner