Well, like the title says... I am tempting my first real novel. I showed a few chapters to an editor and she seemed to be immediately repulsed by the main characters who are cheaters. Here's what she said: "Hana has no urgency or motivation at the moment, and no likability in the reader's eyes. You'll need to do some pretty extensive reworking to make her into someone that your reader is going to want to follow for an entire book. And Mike is not that much higher on the likability scale, either. He's having an affair with Hana... Again, he'll need to be reworked in order to be made into someone the reader wants to succeed." How would you feel? Would you follow the protagonists who are cheaters or would you more prefer the traditional love-the-wife/husband-love-the-kids-all-good-no-bad type of heroes and heroines?