Friday, November 18, 2011

I don't want to kill anyone...

...but I have to. Fictionally that is. This person (who I will not give away) must die the current book I'm writing about a dystopian, zombie society. I've come to care about this character very much and I don't want to kill him/her. I knew all along that they must die. Still...I don't want to do it.

Is it pathetic I feel this way? It is only a fictional character. But my character are very personal and I care about them as if they are real. Even if I never write about it in my books, I give all my characters complex personalities so they seem real in my head.

I've been slacking on writing b/c I know the death is coming up. They should have died pages ago but I keep adding stuff I'll probably edit out later because I don't want to kill them.

I guess I should just get it over with. I really feel kinda sick over it. I'm probably gonna lose some sleep tonight too. BUT, what happens after the death is pretty awesome and I've been waiting to introduce this character for a long time.

Wish me luck :(

2 comments:

  1. So I'm guessing you're a fan of The Walking Dead? I've been hooked since it first aired on AMC, now I'm going back to read the comics. Or if you're into webcomics, you should try The Zombie Hunters @ http://www.thezombiehunters.com/index.php. Not as good as The Walking Dead, but it's not bad.

    Speaking of apocalyptic futures, have you read Cormac McCarthy's The Road? Talk about dystopian! It's just about my favorite book for adults.

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  2. I LOVE The Walking Dead. I haven't read the comicc but I've heard they are good! I'll have to check out that book...if I have time lol

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