So in the past couple days as I’ve been working on the main subplot and planning things that will come up. I had an epiphany that a specific character needs to get shot.
It’s a sorry-not-sorry sort of thing.
I know this character doesn’t die from getting shot but I’m still putting them through a ton of pain to accomplish an important goal of the story.
That’s what we do as authors.
We torture our brain children to accomplish story goals and create conflict.
Conflict drives a story.
There’s no story without it so sometimes, you just need to shoot a character and that’s okay 🙂