I am cheating this week. I know the topic is have you ever regretted killing a character, but the sad fact is I have not. Everyone one of my characters (that were killed) was a major pain in the ass to those around them and deserved to die.
Nice sentiment from an Irish Catholic lass, eh?
But seriously, they did deserve to die. That’s why writing mysteries is so fun! (Well that and the huge financial rewards that inevitably follows.) When you write a mystery, you can finally kill off that girl who plagued you all through high school, or the boss who made you clean his house before a staff event. You are the God and they are your subjects. The nice ones are rewarded and the evils one are dealt with appropriately.
Now before you think I’m some sociopath in need of therapy and a heavy dose of meds, let me be clear. By killing these people off, I let off steam, lower my blood pressure, and am able to “let things go.” And, if the nightly news is any indication, this is a major problem for loads of others people in the world.
So. No remorse.
Which leads me back to the cheating part. Because this post is so short, I will take up last week’s challenge. Five truths about me and five falsehoods.
2. I can ask where the bathroom is in three languages.
3. I once was stuck in an airplane bathroom for over an hour.
4. I am pretty sure that my cat is trying to kill me.
5. I’ve never gotten a speeding ticket.
6. I lived in
7. I have a tattoo of the date Pride and Prejudice was published on my left ankle (1813).
8. I grew up in a large Irish Catholic family, the youngest of five.
9. My first book is being made into a film.
10. I was surprised to be alive on May 22.
The first one to correctly answer will receive a copy of my latest book Murder on the Bride’s Side. Good luck!