For the past several weeks, I've been contemplating whether or not to add a new POV in my story. For those who don't know, I am writing a medieval romance. Thus far, there have been two POVs: my heroine's and my hero's. However, I've been thinking about adding a Bad Guy POV. Now, I know a lot of people say don't do this for various reasons. But, quite frankly, I don't mind them as long as they're short, to the point, and useful/entertaining to the reader. In fact, I think it can add suspense if done right. For example, Monica McCarty has had several interesting Bad Guy POVs in her books whereas J. R. Ward's tend to be long and boring.*
So on Friday, I wrote a small scene testing it out. Once it was done, I sent it off to my mum-- my first line of defense. And guess what? She loved it! I only had to make a few minor changes, but other than that it was perfect. I kept it short-- not even 2 pages--and made it interesting. I won't write in that POV often, but I will put it in a few times to build suspense.
Have you ever written a Bad Guy POV? Have you read any that bugged you? Why did they bug you?
*I adore J. R. Ward's books, but I tend to skip her Bad Guy POVs because they're too long and not interesting.*