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What next in my novel: Making my character likable.

So I've been critiquing on and sometimes I think I come over very harsh because my work isn't really all that but then I guess it's my opinion about the work and I'm not one to really keep back. So my problem now is about my main female character who is really a pain in the ass. Really. The problem is that she is unsympathic and unlikable and given a reader will have to spend a lot of time with her she is a complete headbanger.  Heck, I don't even like her. The alternative is to make her more likeable but that will change themes in the story and to be frank, I sort of done with the book. I can't think of one good thing to say about her which is a real issue.  I guess when I first started the book I was just writing about a made up person - telling a fictional story but now I'm having to make that story appeal to others. My female MC isn't aspirational and she could be seen to be over the top. However I'll just leave it to the en