But how about your characters? What new ventures do they undertake? Even the most reluctant hero has, eventually, to accept the quest and to go on a venture which is totally new and alien to him. (I couldn't have blamed Frodo Baggins for wanting to stay in The Shire in The Lord of the Rings but it is just as well he didn't).
When a new venture is in the air, so to speak, how do your characters react to it? Do they welcome the prospect or begrudge, even fear, the inevitable changes this venture will cause to their lives? Fear can and does make people behave in strange ways. Does this happen to your characters or do they recognize this and accept they have to "face the fear and do it anyway"?