There's a discernible trend in all the negative reviews I get for my novels on Amazon. These readers are aggravated that my characters often make mistakes that only worsen the challenges they face. They also seem to be dismayed that I often write unlikable characters who make poor life choices. No, I'm all for escapist fiction but I'm not about to set all my stories in an alternate universe where there's no such thing as misfortune, bad luck and random chance. And I've never cared for perfect characters who never take a misstep and always have all the answers.