Preface this by saying I love reading first-person POV books, probably because most of my favorite urban fantasy/PNR series are written in first.
So when I sat down to write ROYAL STREETl, I automatically began writing in first-person. And I still loved it, even into a second book, RIVER ROAD.
Then I sat down and wrote an unrelated novel in third person with shifting POV characters (but not head-hopping, thank you=Pet Peeve). REDEMPTION started out as an experiment and OMG. The freedom! The flexibility! The potential to move the stories in different ways.
Now, I'm flipping back to my first-person series for ELYSIAN FIELDS and realizing how many authorial gymnastics (love that phrase) one has to do in order to present a fully rounded first-person POV story. Worth the effort? Of course! But it has made me look harder at first-person limitations.
Which do you prefer? Pros and cons? Let's talk!