I killed a woman today. It's no one you know. Now, it's no one anyone will ever know.
Once upon a time (ie: about eight hours ago) there was a woman who was to be a part of the Son of DD. She wasn't there very much, had no speaking lines. In fact, her only purpose was as a prop, to motivate other characters into action.
But, in my revisions of my synopsis (still trying to beat this writer's block, you see) I have eliminated her role. She's been downsized, I've gone in a new direction, etc.
And now, where she was to die in the course of the book, she instead starts the novel already deceased.
So, here's to you, unsung, unnamed cannon fodder. May you rest in piece.