Everyone’s projects sound so interesting!
Stefanie–Your WiP sounds fabulous! I love hardcore sci-fi, but I haven’t been finding very much of it to read in YA lately.
Jenn–Distinct voices are a challenge. For me I just have to keep writing in that voice until I start to understand the character’s syntax, diction, and personality. I never write dual POVs–so that would be an added challenge. But even for secondary characters, I write a lot of story stories from their POV so that the dialogue is authentic and original in the main WiP. For me at least, it is all about finding their specific sense of humor (or lack of humor!) and then going from there.
I’m working on a crossover novel. My MC is a boy who is invisible. It’s a romance. And the first time I’ve ever written a male MC, so I’ve been enjoying that challenge.