I’ve been mulling over a short story on one of my characters in my novels. I should have something online in a day or two.
Someday, I’d like to do what some of the writing books say, and sit and write out histories for all my major characters. Only thing is. I usually just open my software, write in someone’s name, and after two or three sentences, I’m suddenly finding out things about them I didn’t know. I wrote one mildly irritating character in my first novel, and by the second novel, you’re finding out her past – which I didn’t know until I wrote the scene!