in personality from all the other characters you have developed, or from yourself?
Wow, this is a tough one! I consider myself to be somewhat of an alpha female--I'm independent, bossy, and make things go my way whenever possible. I usually write kick-ass heroines, who take no prisoners, and run their lives their way.
But in a couple of my books, I've created heroines who aren't like me at all. Both of these heroines are in books now under contract, so they're not available yet.
One book has already been through 3 rounds of editing, including the galleys, and it has a publishing date of September 4th. The second book in my werewolf series is Worth the Wait. I don't have a cover for it yet. The first book, When a Wolf Howls, had the story of two romances in it--one was a WW/HM romance, and the other involves two Black men, one of whom is the heroine's best friend since grade school. The sequel continues both of those romances, as well as adds another two romances. Both of the new romances involve Black women and White men. The last romance to be introduced involves a Black woman who is a famous star who writes and performs pop songs that please her multitudes of pre-teen and tween girl fans. But her deep, dark secret is that since she was a young teenager, she's heard a voice in her head. Her wealthy parents took her to the very best psychologists, and she was diagnosed as schizophrenic. She's been taking massive doses of psychotropic drugs for many years, to keep the voice quiet. Her parents signed her first contract with a manager recommended to them as one of the best. But he's a control freak, so since then, she's never had any say in how to live her life. Imagine how shocked she's going to be, to discover that the voice she's been ignoring for half of her life, is her wolf--because she's a werewolf! To say she'll have trouble accepting the truth is an understatement! And she'll take charge of her life for the first time!
The other heroine totally unlike me is in a book that will be called The Right Choice. Pamela is a bi-racial woman who has never felt that she got enough attention from her high-powered lawyer Black father, or her social-climbing White mother. Her older brother thinks everything is fine. But starting when she was a young child, she'd often run away from home, determined to find her real parents--the ones who would have time to play with her, and make her feel important. In her senior year of high school, she meets a guy who finds her as attractive, as she finds him. But he's from a blue-collar family. So even though their relationship gives them both what they need, her parents insist that she stop dating him. When she goes away to college, she breaks up with him. But she misses him so much that she sneaks back home often, to get what she needs from the only man who can satisfy her. Even when she graduates from college with her veterinarian degree, she needs her parents' financial help to open her practice. When the guy forces her to choose between him and her parents, because he's tired of being her secret love, she makes the wrong choice. Then her mother becomes a matchmaker, and finds her an up and coming lawyer to date. Eventually she accepts his proposal. But on their wedding day, he demonstrates to her that he'll be just like her parents, and ignore her needs for his own. Will she learn to make the right choice--finally?
I don't think I've ever let anyone boss me around like either of these two characters. It was difficult for me to live in their heads, I hope you'll enjoy reading the books, and let me know if I succeeded in making them believable.
To find out what other authors have to say on this subject, check out:
Diane Bator http://dbator.blogspot.ca/
Anne Stenhouse http://annestenhousenovelist.wordpress.com/
Skye Taylor http://www.skye-writer.com/blogging_by_the_sea
Marci Baun http://www.marcibaun.com/blog/
Connie Vines http://mizging.blogspot.com/
Dr. Bob Rich https://wp.me/p3Xihq-1Y4
Helena Fairfax http://www.helenafairfax.com/blog
Beverley Bateman http://beverleybateman.blogspot.ca/
Rhobin L Courtright http://www.rhobincourtright.com