My publisher revealed a list of reasons for rejections recently. The blog post is a catalog of editor comments. A clear pattern emerged. It included all the usual suspects: poor writing, telling (not showing), lack of focus, two-dimensional characters, passive writing, pacing problems. But one of the biggest reasons for rejection was the writer's inability to control P.O.V. Here is the link to the article. It's an interesting read.
Do you struggle with P.O.V.? There are some good books on the subject, such as: The Power Of Point Of View: Make Your Story Come To Life or Elements of Fiction Writing - Characters & Viewpoint.
Do you have any favorite books on the subject? Please share them if you do.
So, if you're struggling to place a manuscript with an agent or publisher, consider your use of P.O.V. If you think that's an issue, study books that you enjoy and ask yourself how the writer brings that character to life. Sometimes the best way to learn is by studying writers whom you admire. And, of course, writing consistently. Like everything else, practice makes perfect.