My 12-yr-old wrote that she loved your characters because "None of them are perfect, but they all mean well. Like the preacher tries hard to be a good dad, but he's always busy with being a preacher." Do your characters show up in your head with a flaw already or as the story comes out the flaw(s) reveal themselves? Thank you!
Ah, Janet. You have a smart 12 year old. The characters show up as real people to me. And we're all flawed, right? I certainly am. But yet I keep trying. I mean well.