Yep, that is the question. I keep wanting to kill this guy, but then I think of the mess it will make.
Before you call the cops, I'm talking of course about one of my fictional characters (or am I?).
I hate horror and suspense. I can't watch any of the popular shows today - Walking Dead, True Blood, CSI, etc. And forget going to a movie that has any hint of killing, or slashing or blood. I admit it, I'm a weenie. Give me a good love story, a comedy or family drama any day. This is why I'm having a hard time killing this rat. He deserves to die. He's mean spirited and selfish and weak in character.
The problem I'm having is not in the killing, but in the complications it creates for my main characters. Did one of them do it? Will jail be involved? Will it stop their blossoming romance or enhance it? I realize that's what makes a good book. Twists and turns and mess. What to do, what to do? The ideal would be to write it both ways and see which is better. But, to heck with that.
Tell me what you would do.
(and as you can see by my NaNo graph, I am painfully behind, so any suggestions to help move this along will be greatly appreciated)