Friday, March 23
When Your Secondary Characters Take Over
The story I just finished gave a me a huge challenge. One of my secondary characters kept trying to take center stage. She's fun, carefree, a little dizzy, but smart. As a matter of fact, a lot of other characters under-estimate her because of the dizzy part.
I found myself in real trouble. A backup singer was trying to sing lead. I had to cut a lot of her lead parts. My heroine deserved to have her story told, but I had to promise the secondary character that she would get her chance. And she will. Her story has already started spinning in my head. She even has her hero.
So for right now, she's waiting patiently. Not one of her qualities). The bigger problem I have is I didn't plan on this story becoming a series. Still gong to write the story though. After all, a promise is a promise.
What do you do when your secondary character tries to take center stage?