I've read a lot lately about how your characters should have flaws. Anything to keep them from being too "perfect" cause we all know that perfect is boring. Well, I thought I had given my MC some flaws. To me, she's a bit whiny at times and had some issues with her father, but I realized that I needed something else when one of my CPs told me recently that my MC was too good.
Um, I was kind of surprised. I thought I had that covered. But when I think about it, she's right. I don't think I went deep enough in showing those flaws. Sure, they are evident in a few places, but not enough to make the reader remember them from chapter to chapter. And certainly not enough to show how the character has changed from the beginning to where I am now in my WIP.
Also, I just finished reading The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan and let me tell you, she has the flawed character thing down perfectly. The MC is likable to an extent, but sometimes I had a hard time sympathizing with her choices. It really made me realize that I have a lot of work to do with my own characters.
However, I'm not going to make a lot of changes for now. I'll save that for revisions:) But I do have some questions for you: What kind of flaws have you come up with for your characters? Did they come easily to you, or did you have to go back in and add them later?