It’s something a lot of writers try. Not everyone can do it, especially on a consistent basis that it takes for a novel.
We discussed it at my writer’s group today. How difficult it is to identify with the other gender convincingly. I love the candor of the group – they’ll tell you when you stray and expect you to do the same.
Like when male characters, otherwise ordinary, start spouting off long bits of dialogue. Or when female characters seem oblivious to the surroundings. Just another thing to keep in mind.
Why couldn’t one thing be easy? Oh, yeah, it’s because we’re writing.