I just finished reading a book (a fabulous book: Just Between You and Me by Jenny B. Jones) that was written in first person, present tense. It was interesting to read, and worked well for this contemporary novel.
About 8 years ago, when all I knew about was First/Third Person, Past Tense, I decided to challenge myself. I wondered how much I could physically describe about a character who was alone and in the dark. No one else to provide description or interact with, no mirrors, nothing but the dark. I chose a knight in a dungeon. Just to make it harder on myself, I wrote it in first person present tense.
I was surprised to find that I liked it! Of course the story isn’t finished. My poor knight–mercenary soldier, actually–has been rotting in that dungeon for nearly a decade! But it’s one of the UFOs I’ll be working on in the next while.
Do you like present tense? What is your favourite POV to read and/or write?