So I started my new steampunk novel and just started writing it in first person... but I'm not sure if I should do that, or limited third-person, or if I might want to go into third-person but not limit it to one character. Augh! I kind of need to decide now, since it's SUCH a pain to go back and edit everything to another POV (point of view). I don't think I'll want to show anyone's thoughts and feelings besides my MC (main character)... but I'm not sure!
I did, however, "waste" almost an hour just deciding on names for her and her family, as well as some of the other students. I heart the internet.
BabyNames.com - Where I look up name meanings
Popular Names by year - AWESOME find; I've searched 1900 for old-fashioned names.
Victorian Surnames - Very helpful, and better than flipping through the phone book
Victorian-era names - Also a great list, with nicknames!
Okay, I think I'll go with limited third-person for now. It might sound awkward to explain stuff about the world in my MC's voice, but if there's just an omniscient narrator, I can stick stuff like that in without it sounding too weird (I hope).
Wheee, new story!