So I've got a very specific writing-craft question for you today. (Good way for me to get out of having to write a detailed blog post, eh?) Seriously, though, I want to hear from you.
Have you ever decided to add a character to an already-finished draft? If so, how did you approach it? What did it take for you to weave the new character's arc (even if it's not very significant) into the existing plot?
I'm adding a minor character to my WIP, and while I've already got a good general idea of her role, I don't want to create havoc with my story arc. I don't expect this to be easy, but I don't want to give myself a fit over it, either.
So I'm appealing to your collection wisdom. I'll be combing the comment box all day for your answers!
In other news, my birthday is on Sunday. (Any Easter basket jokes and I just may throw something.) Hubby is planning a Day for me, and I'm not sure what's on the agenda other than his homemade pizza, which DEFIES DESCRIPTION. It's made-from-scratch pizza perfection. Best birthday dinner ever!
But...what if I want to WRITE on my birthday? Would it be terribly bratty to say so? I mean, not ALL DAY or anything. Just writing because it makes me happy.
Of course you're all going to say, "OH OF COURSE IT'S OKAY TO WRITE ON YOUR BIRTHDAY!" Because you're all, yanno, writers. You probably all write on your own birthdays.
I want to hear you tell me it's okay, anyway. Then I won't feel guilty while I'm eating the perfect pizza.