As of the time of writing, I’m delving into enneagrams in an attempt to get closer to my characters, an idea I had taken from K. M Weiland (I bought a Humble bundle containing two of her books last year and I recently read them). I’m quite confident that I have my male protagonist pegged but I’m less sure of my female protagonist. I mean, I suspect she has the same basic type as me since after all, she’s like an alternative version of me (I didn’t set out to make her that way but let’s face it, that’s what most of my female protagonists wind up being. Even my male protagonists or major characters are more or less me. It’s only when it gets down to sidecasts that I write wildly different characters from me.)
As for the WIP itself, I’m on draft 0.83 but the numbering has lost meaning since seemingly a long time ago. I’m still forging on in a stumbling way but I know that’s the way it is. I will still keep going.