Hello all, I'm in the beginning stages of my next work, something I have planned to write for quite a long time. In my mind, it was always done first-person as there are very few characters and I think the subject lends itself to a first-person account. However, after actually sitting down now and starting to write it, I'm having second thoughts. Though I have pretty much the entire story in my head, I'm having a hard time getting it down on paper and what I do write sounds...well, sounds too much like me, if that makes sense. I feel like I'm talking instead of the character and even though I'm only a few pages in, I feel like it's quite muddled and already going off track a little. I've tried to think back on some first-person books I've read, and I can't really think of many that I enjoyed. That's not to say they don't exist, but I seem to gravitate towards third-person works. Is this normal? Do most people prefer to read third-person, or does it entirely depend on the work itself? I'm also wondering if its worth "forcing" myself to write it in first-person. Part of me feels like if I could learn to do it, the end result would be better but I also feel like I could move forward with the story I want in third-person. Any advice?