For this week's theme, we at Paranormal Romantics are writing about characters we love. One that we've written ourself and one that someone has written.
It was really hard for me to come up with a character that I loved that I had written. It felt a little bit like asking me to choose which one of my children I love best. (Something I absolutely could not do.) But, finally I decided to talk about Rachel Clancy. Who is Rachel Clancy, you might ask? She is the heroine of my first person young adult narrative.
Why have I picked her? Because one way or another, Rachel has been with me a very long time. She was in many books until her individual story came to me. I've known her a long time. I admire her and I wish I had possessed her strength when I was sixteen. You can read Rachel's story, starting February 2nd. TOMORROW! She is tough, funny, and better than even she can imagine she is.
Now, as for a character that I admire in another book? That was also very hard. I read so many amazing characters and I LOVE to read so it really was very hard. Finally, I picked Merry Gentry from Laurell K. Hamilton's series. I know a lot of people have read Anita Blake, Laurell's other series and I love that character too but I chose Merry because she seems incredibly adept at managing a lot of hard stuff going on at the same time. Also, I find myself getting lost in Merry's world in a way I do not with any other fictional character. So, that is why I picked Merry Gentry.
How about all of you? What characters do you admire?