Dude, okay so not like you: you. But like you: your characters.
There's something I've noticed about myself as a writer. I don't want anyone to die. Well, the bad guy of course, but no one else. So it's been extremely difficult for me to make anyone actually bite the bullet.
Sure, I make them suffer, I make them cry, I make them bleed, but no one actually dies.
But I've realized over the past couple of weeks that more of my characters must die. A lot more. I've been reading some fabulous books where the authors are braver than me. They killed people off left and right. People I as a reader loved. People the MC's loved.
And I found my courage to kill. (Dude, that sounds terrible!) I've decided that it's okay to let some of my characters go into the light. After all, it sure would make A) the book better and B) my life as the author easier, because then I don't have to keep track of that particular person anymore.
So there. As I sit down to NaNo this month, I keep repeating to myself, "More of you must die!"
Is it easy for you to kill your characters? Why or why not?