I want to bang my head against the nearest wall. Instead, I cross to the sink to wash my hands, then start grabbing silverware for the table.
He wanted to bang his head against the nearest wall. Instead, he crossed to the sink and washed his hands, then started grabbing silverware for the table.
I can't help it, the sentence reads better to me, more formal?, professional?, adult?, the second way.
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I swear I'm going to (try) quit complaining about the tense/pov and focus on the story and characters now.