i have loads of characters that were made from scratch, except one. the main character is based on me. loads of you are probably thinking that doing that is unimaginative blah blah blah, and even i sometimes feel that way too. but i said that my character is BASED on me, meaning that i am a mere template. so my mc is not a clone of me. ive changed some of her traits etc to make her as unique as i can. there is a strange freedom about putting yourself in the book, because you can sort of take yourself on journeys that you will never experience in real life, and thats what makes my story more fun to write. i HAVE tried to make an mc from scratch (believe me. ive tried), but i just cant. they form in my head, and i try to write about them, but i just end up writing about an empty shell. my book is in first person, and having me (sort of) in the story allows me to really go into the depths of my mind, which makes my writing very deep, and people have given me praise for that. all of my other characters are fleshed out, so why cant i do the same for my mc? but here is my main problem. my current plan is that my mc spends the first few chapters in england, and after she finds out she was born in america and evil people are hunting her etc etc, she has to return there to find out about her past and her destiny. you later find out that she lived in america until she was about 5, and then was taken to england because her mum was trying to hide her from the villain and keep her away from the huge war (which resulted in her mum getting killed, and her memory was wiped with a special drug). when the story starts she is 15/16, so she basically grew up in england and has a british accent. countless times ive considered making her stay in america, but that means getting rid of some exciting scenes (e.g. she has to get onto a cargo ship to america (which sinks) because flight travel is banned in 2070), and a lot of her personality will be changed. sometimes i think that the subconscious part of my brain is making me want to keep her british just because she is based on me (fyi i am british). what do i do???