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I’m having a bit of trouble lately. It’s an odd sort of trouble. The novel I’m writing has a character in it that is, well, a bastard. Like really. He’s an abusive, manipulative, bastard and with luck I can arrange it so that he’ll die in a fire like he deserves.

The trouble is, I hate writing him. I hate writing any scene he’s in. It comes too easy. I’ve know too damned many people who are just as big of bastards as this character. Maybe even worse. I actually have trouble writing the scenes he’s in. It’s hard to get past my total dislike for the character, no matter how easy it is to write.

Has anyone else run into this problem? Is there an easy way around it? In all honesty, I’m just going to suck it up and deal, again hoping to watch him rot eventually. But I’m curious how other people do this.