A couple of my personal favourites are Rachel Morgan from the Hollows Series by Kim Harrison and Stephanie Plum by Janet Evanovich - there's something about a smart, quirky women who kicks ass while speaking witty banter that inspires me. I like that they're flawed, they make mistakes; but they pick themselves up and start again.
How about you? If you could be any character in fiction, who would you want to be? Let me know in the comments.
I've finished my first novel while enjoying copious amounts of chocolate and cake.