In the course of writing my NaNoWriMo novel, I have come to the conclusion that I hate two of the characters in it. It’s fun to write about them because they drive the other characters crazy, add more drama, and thus make everything more interesting. But I hate them. I can’t wait until the moment when I can safely kick them out of the story or kill them off.
Kathie Fay is your typical hypocrite. She does one thing and says another, and the worst part is, she doesn’t even realize she’s doing this. Other characters point her hypocrisy out to her, and, blind to her own flaws, she dismisses it. She believes she is innocent because of her cute outward appearance and how she can use that to get her way. Well, I’m the author, I rule, and I say that she will eventually get her just desserts for being deceitful and manipulative. What’s weird is that at first, I didn’t want her to be a hateful character, but she slowly evolved to become that way. It’s interesting how some characters can take on a life of their own.
And then there’s Scott, Kathie Fay’s boyfriend. He’s completely under her spell – metaphorically speaking (there are no fantasy elements in this novel). That’s what annoys me about him. He doesn’t have a life of his own, and Kathie Fay is slowly alienating the few friends that he has. I hope he wakes up and realizes that she’s using him, but I don’t think he will. Scott is the type of guy who would die for this girl he thinks he loves… and his death would be totally in vain. Maybe I’ll have that happen in the story.
Even though these two characters are driving me and the other characters nuts, it’s fun – and it’s giving me a good word count.
Are there any characters in your stories that you love to hate?