I've now gone through several different names for my heroine in the latest WIP. I usually don't have this much trouble with names for my characters, they just pop into my head, but for some reason, she is remaining illusive. She's been Etta, Bridget, Delia, Brianna, and back and forth between Kathleen and Maeve. I like Maeve, but it may be too foreign sounding. Kathleen is feminine yet strong. Maeve means "intoxicating" in Irish and the hero is intoxicated by her. Her traits are balanced/fears risk/ unemotional. Which I think fits the name Kathleen more than Maeve, yet I keep veering back to Maeve.
Anyway, stay tuned to see who the heroine turns out to be. I wrote my opening hook, sent it to my editor. She loved it and was ecstatic I was working on the next Halsey book! So I guess I'm headed in the right direction.