When you and your main character are the same person…Celia Brayfield. Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)
There is is a kind of character burn-out which is more than just a temporary failure of invention. This happens when you project yourself too far into a character – without realising what you are doing. The middle of the book, the period of trials in the heroic journey, will portray your central character being put through a series of tests, in the course of which she will be changing, moving into a new identity. When the character burns out, she is refusing to change; consciously you want her to grow; unconsciously, you don’t.