I would like to see one day a heroine who is kick ass. One who doesn’t have the perfect life, but hasn’t had hell either. One who takes the obstacles in her life and overcomes them without four pages of woe-is-me. I want a heroine who saves the day using her smarts and manages to get the guy too. I want a heroine who wears normal clothes and not 3 inch platform boots to go kick butt. Sure, she can wear them sometimes but when you are running through the woods trying to catch the bad guy, heels aren’t very logical. So how about a girl who wears jeans and a sports jersey (or whatever is historically accurate) or I suppose a business suit if she so wishes, who eats chocolate pudding and doesn’t cry about the calories, whose smart and intelligent and doesn’t need a man to save her (although if he would like to help that would be fine.). One where if the guy leaves her, her world doesn’t completely crumble. She might be hurt, she might be devastated, but she picks up and carries on. A character who can be kick ass and a mother if she she so chooses. A character who realizes showing emotion every once and awhile ISN”T a sign of weakness. Actually, that would be for guys too. You can fall in love and still save the world.
If you find this character, please write her. I would like to see more of her on my bookshelf and on my computer.