While going through my "Russian Novel" aka the adult UF I wrote at the same time as ID and shelved, I've spent a lot of time dwelling on POV. POV isn't usually an issue for me, nearly everything I write is in 1st person singular, (though ID and the Elfpunk MG are in 3rd.)
In my Russian Novel, I not only used in 3rd person, but I have *4* POVs.
I had 3 in ID, but for some reason 4 seems so much more. Not to mention I'm finding it really hard to write from the POV of an adult male.
When I drafted this story I wrote the scenes from the POV that came most naturally to me for that scene.
While re-reading it I realized the the most natural POV isn't always the right POV, that a scene might be much stronger as told by someone else.
Often a scene was in a specific POV because there was some funny joke or "darling."
Well, not that scene, but the POV.
Every scene needs to be written from the POV of the person with the most to lose in that specific scene.
Every time you go through a scene you have to think -- who has the most to lose? Is this the most effective POV? Can someone else tell it better?
Rewriting scenes (or chapters) from alternate POVs, especially after the book is drafted and you're editing, sucks. But it will make your story stronger.
Be prepared to kill darlings.
Also, when writing in multiple POVs think really hard as to *why* you use each person's POV. MC/Hero/Antihero (or Villan) can work, but if you're bringing in other characters, why do you do it? What does their POV add? What is the point to being in their head?
Honestly, I think I have too many POVs for this story. I have the MC and the Antihero (there's no hero), but no villain. I think I used some of the POVs for ease of storytelling and because I really like their voice, not because it makes the story better.
In brutal honestly, if I go forward with this project, I may go as far as to re-write the whole thing in 1st from the POV from the MC.
Which is a heck of a lot of work.
But, we'll see.
How do you handle POV? Do you prefer 1st or 3rd? Do you write from multiple POVs?