I've heard of the Mary Sue term before. It's used to describe a heroine who is perfect and wonderful and probably picked on by other characters (even though, bless her heart she doesn't deserve it because she's so wonderful. Oh, and beautiful...) Apparently it's a wish-fulfilment character of 'all the things the author wants to be'.
Anyway, I have come across this before, but was reminded of it over the weekend when there was a blog post about it over at The Wild Rose Press. There were a couple of links to take a test to see if your heroine was a Mary Sue.
I suddenly had a panic attack. I'm so in love with my current hero and heroine that a very nasty thought occurred. Was my Carys really a Mary Sue?
Well I got brave and did the tests and much to my relief scored round about 13 in both. In fact the results made me laugh as one site told me I needed to get closer to my heroine. Ha ha. If I got any closer there'd be legal issues.
Here are the links if you fancy having a bit of fun. How did you score?!
Mary Sue 1
Mary Sue 2