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Where I am in the writing process: Working on my WIP that I started about 2 years ago. I'm in the 4th beginning draft. Meaning it's never had a full middle or end, but it's been started over many upon many times.
My current problem(s): No time to write! Between family being down, a wedding coming up - not mine, my best friend's - , stalking out twitter/Garrett Minds board for Comic Con updates, and now trying to plan my niece's 11th birthday in an Alice in Wonderland theme (WHY OH WHY DON'T THEY HAVE PARTY SUPPLIES FOR THIS!) I haven't touched my story in a week and a half. God help me hit that deadline!
This week's question: Character Flaws. Okay, I know I need those to make my characters realistic, but I also know the flaws shouldn't make the reader hate your character. So what are some good, hero-worthy, none-hateable, character flaws?
My answer: I think having self doubt is a good character flaw. I'm always for characters that aren't doormats, can kick some ass, but at the same time they can't be assure of themselves all the time. Most people, like myself, second guess themselves. Not just tiny things, but choices I've made in life, where this relationship is going, etc. I think a character having moments of doubt (please don't get that confused with whiny pity parties. I cannot stand characters that are boo-hooing all the time), make them more realistic and more relatable.