It can be difficult. And I speak for myself on this. I’m trying hard to make all my characters as three dimensional as I can without making them come off as (the term being) Mary Sue/Gary Stuish.
Though all my characters have their own quirks and personalities that half the time I forget they are actual characters. But that’s just me being biased about my own story. As far as I can tell, I’m able to differentiate everyone from one another. So I guess I’m on the right track.
I just hope when I’m applying things like disabilities, it’s believable. This is where the research part comes in but I can only do so much until I have to seek someone out for help.
With this revision, all of my characters became stronger. I can’t wait to finish!
So the pitchwars contest came to an end and I’m a little disheartened for not getting any requests at all. However, I feel like I still won because I made a lot of new friends put of it and met some really amazing writers like myself!
Instead of seeing it in a negative way, I’m focusing my energy on seeing the good that came out if it. As they said it’s not the be all of end all when it comes to our stories. And it’s true. But I would have loved to work with a mentor and learn how it would feel to work with a potential agent.
But this isn’t the end for me or my work. I’m querying again for a bit and there is the AuthorMentorMatch happening on Monday! So I’m excited for that! At least Pitchwars helped me realize there is nothing to be nervous about when submitting my story anywhere.
Wish me luck for this next one!