A big problem that I've been having in moving forward with my writing is that I feel like I've made my main character much too similar to myself without realizing that that wasn't what I wanted to write. The idea for this story definitely started off as a wish-fulfillment thing, which I don't think there's anything wrong with, but I got so engrossed in mapping out the plot and writing the outline that after I finished I looked at it and thought "oh wait, this main character is basically me." And then I realized how much I don't want to write a book where I see so much of myself in this character. And so now I don't know how to take this idealized version of myself and turn it into a character that I can explore further. It feels like no matter how many changes I make, no matter how different I make her family life from my own or how I change her appearance, it still feels like I'm writing through my own point of view, rather than a fictional character's. Any advice would be appreciated, thanks so much!