NASCAR’s Christmas Abbott is the first woman to be on a pit crew, but that isn’t about to stop her. Check this out:
It hasn’t always been smooth sailing for Christmas. An accident as a teenager gave her a major set back when her sister was severely injured and had to relearn to walk. Although Christmas wasn’t severely injured, the accident greatly impacted her life.
After recovering from this challenge, she received an opportunity to to go with her mom overseas. She spent a few years washing laundry for our troops in a war torn Iraq. Through all of her life experiences she learn to challenge anything she feared and overcome.
What NASCAR’s Christmas Abbott & Likable Heroine’s Have In Common:
1. They are unique. Christmas enjoys changing tires and getting dirty. She loves the sound of the air drill. She is one of a kind and we love her quirks.
2. They defy the odds. They may be the only one to try something, but that doesn’t phase them. Even though physics would say that Christmas is not a prime candidate for this career, she defies the odds.
3. Honorable or admirable history. Christmas’ service to the troupes and struggle with overcoming the accident, make us like her. Our heroine’s need that same kind of pull with the reader.
4. They’ve known heartache. People who have perfect lives with no troubles are annoying to readers. They relate better to heroine’s who’ve been through struggle.
5. They fight their way back to take life by storm. Just as Christmas had to fight her way back from the tragedy of the car accident that injured her sister, our heroine’s need to show the strength to fight their battles. Reader’s like characters who are the kind of brave they have always wanted to be themselves.