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Sorry I'm a little late today! I forgot that IWSG was today and I worked all day.
Anyway - I'm a bit insecure about my characters. I am almost finished with my novel, "Nameless" and "Unless" (still haven't decided which title I like best) and when finished it should be around 100k. That's my longest book and I'm concerned that my characters won't end up as the same character. Yes, I know a character should change over the course of the novel and I don't want them to be flat. I'm just concerned it won't be realistic.
For one - the first half of the book is third person limited from a male POV and I'm a girl. Second, the second part is where one of the characters changes a lot. I want her changes to be believable. I also want both characters to be likeable.
How do I make sure my character is "in character" throughout the book? How do you make sure your characters don't seem unrealistic?