I recently 'finished' my novel (85,000 words), but after putting it away for 3 months and then coming back to it, I'd be the first to admit that it needs substantial re-writing. It's about 3 women (neighbours) living in a foreign country. They are different ages (early 20s, mid 30s, and mid 40s), have fairly different backgrounds, and their circumstances are not the same. The thing they have in common is that they are trying to get to grips with living in the foreign country, and at the same time, they have to come to terms with what made them leave their home country in the first place. As well as their own actions, various external happenings in their marriages, economic circumstances etc. affect their lives. (Probably too many external events, I'm working on that!) I have read other novels which have action spaced between 2 or more POV, but I am worried that this is too unorthodox, or maybe I just don't have the skill to pull it off. The justaposition of the 3 POV was important for me when I got the original idea--the weary 'seen it/been there' of the older woman (whose story has a slightly higher weighting), the dewy-eyed newcomer, and the other woman who is optimistic to the point of masochism as her life starts to collapse. The advice and comments I've read on these forums recently has been very helpful, but I'm still wrestling with the above conundrum--and spending too much time, probably flicking this tab on and off. I can't figure it out--HELP!?