Writing Can Be Murder

July 8, 2009

I’m having trouble killing somebody

Filed under: Uncategorized — love2wryte @ 3:39 am

This is a first for me.

Usually I have to be talked/bullied into leaving someone alive. I really wanted to kill off one of the characters in my last book, but Long Suffering threatened to not speak to me if I did.

Right now I’ve got to get rid of a character. I’ve been waffling back and forth btwn whether to kill him or just maim him. I can’t figure out how to do it, who should do it, or where to do it.

And I’m not even particularly invested in this character.

It took me over a week (yeah, I’m THAT slow) to figure out why I’m in limbo about this character. It’s because I’m in limbo, waiting for something that may or may not materialize. His fate is tied to my fate.

Which is stupid.

So I’m killing him tonight.

They may not bode well for me….

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3 Comments »

  1. Can’t you make his death something he could possibly come back from? Like an explosion or have his car go into a lake or something so everyone assumes he drowned? Then he can come back later and scare the bejeezus out of everyone who thought he was dead.

    Comment by Jennifer Colgan — July 9, 2009 @ 4:36 pm | Reply

  2. I think this is a theme for you with this book. When you read the synopsis you suggested that someone else magically survive too…

    Comment by love2wryte — July 9, 2009 @ 9:21 pm | Reply

  3. I did? Hmm…I guess I spent too many years of my pre-adolescence watching soap operas. Nobody ever dies [for good] in a soap opera.

    Comment by Jennifer Colgan — July 10, 2009 @ 2:06 am | Reply


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