If you love your character, is that good? I can see two totally different sides to that questions. For me, if I'm in love with my characters, I can try and transfer that love to my readers. However, being in love with my characters, is different from loving my characters. Being in love with them, is like having a first love. All you can think about and talk about is the one you love and people around you get sick of hearing it. So that might cause me to overwrite them. I might want the reader to know more than they want to know about them. Does that make sense.
That said, I do love my characters in my upcoming,Dancing in the Stars. I'm still on the first draft, and I've actually change the title of the book, but fear it's not going to be the last time I do, so forgive me if I don't share this with you. I may have a, name that book contest someday soon. My challenge, as far as characters go, is giving them unique personalities. One character is quirky and conceited, but funny and realistic, kind hearted under her tough exterior, the other one, sweat, good natured, and in trouble. It's fun to get to know them as they evolve.
That's about all I have for now. Keep coming back, I'm going announce the release of Bum's Rush real soon.