I think I've lost my strength of character. Lately, I've been feeling rather wimpy. Lately I chicken out on things, general things, and I feel I've actually gone backwards in growth. It's a general sense of dread, or apathy, or unwillingness to commit to actions or decisions. I take forever to get around to everything. In short, I feel like a pushover. I don't know why. An example from my writing, is my villain, or lack thereof. I wimped out on writing a villain in my book. I introduced a character who was supposed to be a bad guy, but I feel he turned out a good guy. That's not what I wanted at all! He hasn't done anything bad, at all. In fact he's been rather nice and generous to people. Now, that could make for a really affecting villain when he does turn, but so far, I've wimped out. I don't want my characters to be harmed, I guess. I cut the whole mind-washing thing, and the whole back-stabbing thing, and I'm left with... a shining knight, really. I've really got to shape up, in my writing and my life. But how? Anyone have suggestions?