JK Rowling, best known for her initials being the same as the acronym for just kidding (jk jk!), considered offing redheaded stepchild Ron Weasley in the middle of the Harry Potter franchise because
she's sick she was in a "dark place", despite the fact she was a multi-millionaire before the third book even came out. Hey -- I guess money doesn't buy happiness after all. Except mine. It would definitely buy mine.
When asked if she had anticipated any of the main characters dying in the series, she said: "Funnily enough, I planned from the start that none of them would die.
"Then midway through, which I think is a reflection of the fact that I wasn't in a very happy place, I started thinking I might polish one of them off. Out of sheer spite. 'There, now you definitely can't have him any more.
"But I think in my absolute heart of heart of hearts, although I did seriously consider killing Ron, I wouldn't have done it."
Admittedly, I can commiserate with Rowling on this one. Just not as a writer, as a person who makes decisions based on sheer spite. HOHO, YOU LIKE THE NOSE, DON'T YOU, FACE?! WELL TOO BAD! *takes potato peeler to nose* I smoked PCP!
Thanks to Lord Voldemort (who was all for the decision) and Christine, who were pissed with Rowling's decision to kill off Boromir while he was trying to protect Merry and Pippin.