I just realized my MC’s dad is gay.
*goes back to page 2 to start making the necessary adjustments*
It’s always so funny when you realize things about your characters as you’re writing. Like, “Oh, you’re not African American. You’re Asian American.”
"Oh. You’re the love interest and the villain. Well, then.”
"Oh. You’re going to die. Shit, I really liked you."
I often feel like I’m just discovering my characters, not creating them.
"What do you mean you’re claustrophobic. Really? That makes so much sense now."
God, this, so much this. This happened with a character I’d had for YEARS.
"… Ronny. You’re a transgirl, I am so sorry I didn’t notice sooner."
and then there’s
"O-… kay, no that makes sense, you’re secretly a vampire… do I even WRITE vampire fiction?"
"Brutus, stop being smarter than me."
"I cannot actually write this scene I planned because I’ve realized he would never, ever, ever react the right way for me to make it pan out how I want and I was not aware of why until *just now*."
and my current favorite vexation;
"WHAT ARE YOU HIDING, YOU OBSTINATE GOAT MAN?! I’VE GOT MY EYE ON YOU D<"
"Oh NO WONDER YOU DIDN’T MAKE SENSE BEING PAIRED WITH ANYONE. You’re the one guy who most wanted to be in a relationship but didn’t want any of the ones I planned…..BECAUSE YOU HAD THE HUGEST CRUSH ON THE AWKWARD DYSPHORIC OLDER CHARACTER THE GANG HUNG OUT WITH? You doofus <3"