I have a story idea in mind about a serial killer. He is very much like Patrick Bateman in American Psycho (OCD, controlling, handsome, wealthy), but he also has a thing for BDSM. I only have one thousand words in, but I really like my idea. I don't want people to think I am copying, even though Patrick Bateman's character inspired me to write a story. My story is also in first person as well, but it will delve deeper into the sexual, power-hungry side of my character. What are your thoughts? Is there anything you would change? Should I make my character poor and unattractive? What would you change?