The best example of this is Luis, the boy mentioned in my earlier post. I first saw him as one of a family of brothers living in the village near my main character, Ramon. Over the course of about 3 books, this boy grew up and joined the 1910 revolution alongside Ramon. In the remaining books, which take place during the war, Luis fulfilled his destiny by becoming a priest--a dangerous thing to do in the political upheaval that was taking place. When he was falling in love, having his heart broken, and generally acting like a young man in conflict between loyalty and desire, I didn't expect him to ever make anything of himself. But he did.
He remained a somewhat minor character in most of the saga, but his subplot added strength to the whole which I never would have planned.
Great question. Makes me want to go read those manuscripts again myself.
I always think of myself as a novelist first, but I really like working on scripts--and thanks to Jack Schaberg who let me help him with 2 comedies, I can actually see my contributions played out on DVD. It's also nice holding one's print copy in hand, and being able to give them as giftsl.
So I guess that one's a toss up right now. Thanks for posting that question.
Thank you so much for taking part in the last Q&A of 2009. It was quite a lively discussion! I wish you the best in the coming year! Please take time to check in and let us know of your endeavors!
This week's Q&A is Vito DeLuca. Wont you all stop by and get to know him, too? http://www.lulu.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=120908