So I have these three characters, and they are all significant. A hero, a heroine and an antagonist. As I move along in my writing, I find that I’m developing a big crush on my antagonist. Now we can analyze till the cows come home what this says about my psychological balance – or imbalance – but what does it mean for my story?
Can everybody in the story have a happy ending? Is that just a little to warm and fuzzy? I don’t want this guy to crash and burn. In fact I want him to get lucky. I might even pull a switcheroo and hook him up with the heroine for a quick fling.
I know – my story, and if it is well written then no harm no fowl. I’m trying to think of the last book I read where everybody takes the high road. Even Dickens had Uriah Heep to dump on in the end.