Yep, I rejoice whenever my characters are in pain. I have no idea why, since I’m always compelled to hug other people’s characters when they’re suffering, if not shed honest-to-goodness tears for them. (I’m looking at you, The Final Eclipse!) My future readers will probably be appalled to learn such a scene is making me giddy like this. But…I can’t help it. When it comes to my characters—characters who always have fun torturing me with their inopportune chatter and unplanned plot changes—their torment is the most hilarious thing on the planet to me, so start cooking up some popcorn, because I intend to enjoy every last minute of it!
Any other writers out there crazy enough to relish the pain their characters go through? Are you the kind to instead cry whenever they’re forced to endure the slightest bit of tragedy? Or does their anguish never make you bat a lash, be it in sympathy or amusement?