I am trying to 'soften' a main character for a story for The People's Friend, as a very nice member of their fiction team has said that they will look at it again if I do this. It is very hard! This will be my third resubmission for them (the others I haven't heard back from yet since the required changes).
I think I have become very stubborn about this magazine - I have made it my mission to have a story accepted.
I just need to be gentle, gentle, gentle...
Anyway, back to the drawing board and I'll let you know what happens.