Yes! Let me repeat that, yes, they do. When I wrote the first Love Me Harder book, I was in seventh heaven. I was driving one day, and a song came on the radio. The rest was history. I had a story idea which quickly became a series idea.
I’m a pancer but I knew who would be in the first book and I was writing happily as I shared my idea with my friend from work. Who by the way is great and was like you can do it!
The story was coming along fine when suddenly another character showed up that I never intended to put in the story. I bet you already know who I’m talking about.
Rena says we need him he’s important. I disagreed. He whispered in my ear saying he was here to stay. Finally, I gave in and said he can have a walk on role. Bring the food and leave.
He gave me a smile. You know the smile that says nothing you just said is important and I’m going to have my way.
Yep, he had his way. Before I knew it, the name Dante was as special as the male himself. But trying to be true to myself I tried to make his role a cameo, but he was important to the story as well as the other characters.
Aran and his brothers weren’t supposed to know him, but they did. Each book he became more important telling me the story was bigger than I thought.
Now he’s whispering to me about another group of Created.
Does anyone remember that he started out with a scar one that comes and goes?
So, my answer once again is yes characters take on a life of their own. Now I’m just a writer, but I swear I think they exist somewhere in the galaxy and they simply want their story told.