On an intellectual level, I agree that the perspective of the writing should fit with the plot and characters. (We last discussed this on my blog here, and its quite worth the click b/c of all of your comments!) But on an emotional level, I seem to want to write from the word "I."Now the question: Am I writing about me?
I am writing about murder. I am writing from a male's perspective. I am writing about twisted relationships and horrible death.
I am writing about journalism. I am writing about Nashville. I am writing about a character who has things that I want--urban living, freedom, respect at his job.
A twisted post this might be, but a truly self-questioning one, I propose.
Which POV calls to you right now? Is it a reflection on your plot or yourself? Am I a narcissist? Don't answer that... ; )
*The first picture is a poster from Apr 27 1999 by the San Francisco Junior Chamber of Commerce, encouraging "citizens to be mindful of careless talk and to let the military speak for the nation" (PicApp description). The description does not speak to my point, but I thought it was an interesting political tidbit worth knowing, and a little scary.