Have you had a character that you just love writing for so much you find yourself afraid to let anything bad happen to him? Well, that's the position I'm in. The character is beautifully flawed - he's insecure, kind of an asshole to people not in his circle, and he's got a history that's put him through the ringer...the guy has issues. He's just been through a rough trial that could've ended with his death, and I had to really pull all the stops to get him through it. There were times I found myself writing with time passing - hours that seemed like minutes, I was so involved in the story. LOL! It was some fun stuff to write. It made the character very real in my mind with the choices he had to make to pull through that part of his story. As a result, I really fell in love with the character, so much so that I find myself pulling back now in the rest of the story, and, well, it's killing it. What do I do? How do you develop a more clinical approach to a character's story to give them the conflict they need to push a story forward? This has probably been covered before, and I'm still browsing through the pages, but I'd really like to get some perspective on what I view as a rather unique problem.