For several years of my adult life, I was beating at a fictionalized account of my younger days. Since the novel had an autobiographical basis, using first person came naturally. When I finally realized that work needed to be rested for awhile, I decided to see if I could write erotica. Now, I never seem to spend time thinking out which point of view to use. As soon as I know the plot, or a pivotal character, or even a few interesting lines, the point of view is there as well. In my current writing, I occasionally use first person but more often third person limited. While I sometimes use alternating third person narrators, I never use third person omniscient. In fact, I don’t ever remember using an omniscient narrator in any fiction I’ve written, ever, in my entire life.
So, I would like to ask those of you who write fiction, fit for publication or not:
Do you find yourself sticking to a particular narrative point of view? Which one?
Does the point of view come to you immediately? If you hit a block, do you ever try changing the point of view in some way?
Should I worry about not being able to write in the third person omniscient, or does it simply mean I will never write a sweeping epic-type mini-series?