Like really, really attached?
Because there’s this one character that I’ve been planning to kill off. The problem? I’m only outlining and I don’t think I’ll be able to do it. I’ve gotten too attached to her, and if I can’t kill her off in the outline, how will I be able to in the actual novel?
I’m sad just thinking about it.
Someone did point out that if I’m sad killing off a character, readers would likely be sad, too. Which is a good point, but at the same time I’m not sure I can do it.
I’ve been going, “J.K. Rowling managed to kill off tons of important characters! So did Rick Riordan and Brandon Mull and Suzanne Collins and Veronica Roth.” But that isn’t making me feel any better about it.
I know which way would be the better, stronger ending (The character dying). But still, there’s like a whirlwind in my mind, going “Do I kill her? Do I not? I DON’T KNNOOOWWW.”
Have you ever gotten too attached to a character that you’ve always planned to kill? Did you save them or kill them off anyone? I must know this.
This is a mini post for a reason…I’ve got a friend who will be posting a guest post later, so watch out for that.