I'm doing NaNo this year, and am doing really well. Almost at the 25K point. But I realized yesterday, that I'm telling the story from the wrong POV. I started writing this story in first person, with two narrators each taking a chapter in turn. But now I'm realizing the book would be better served by being written in close third person POV. How should I proceed? I feel like I'm making such great progress, but I know the way I'm telling the story is wrong.
You are not alone. Figuring out you've picked the wrong way or character to tell your story is a very common writing problem. And probably one of the most frustrating and painstaking to try and fix.
But you have the advantage of having figured it out early, before the whole book is finished.
The way I see it, you have two choices. Keep going the way you are now and finish the book. Changing the character voices and perspectives mid-stream might be too challenging when you're working to a tight deadline like NaNo. You can go back afterward and change the POV when you edit if you feel the same way when you're finished.
Or, if you think you can switch without it being too difficult, start writing in third person and finish the book this way. In this scenario you will have the advantage of having already found the characters' voices and rhythms in the new POV and rewriting the beginning will be easier.
Just don't stop writing while you figure out what to do. NaNo is supposed to be a first draft, a vomit draft even. You expect to do a lot of re-writing once you're finished, so this isn't the end of the world. Do what you have to do to finish the book. You can figure out what to do with the POVs later.