becoming a demon seems like a good career option
Nero: Hey, old man! Watch out for those—
*CRASH CLANK CLANK*
and then satan said “here, have feelings”
Even if the whole world betrayed you, I will still stand behind you.
Oh!! Um, that’s honestly how I start off, by working on them thoroughly in my mind, tossing around ideas and cutting out ideas or plot lines that don’t match. I consult my sister, Ashley, on what I should keep and what I shouldn’t keep. From there, I piece together what I’ve kept, what makes sense to my character and personality, etc etc.
I’ve been told I make excellent OC’s, not that I’m tooting my own horn. But hearing that makes me really proud, like a mother would be of her child. I’m a perfectionist, and I follow the guidelines of a universe so closely, my OC’s are hardly considered OC’s and are considered part of that canon universe. Currently, I run an RP blog for my OC Emma Valentine (here’s a link in case you’re curious) she doesn’t bite… much. She isn’t part of any canon universe, she’s her own standalone character;; though, I’m beginning to realize that my friends (who make RP blogs to roleplay with her) are all beginning to be set in her universe which it really rad!!
But honestly, changing your ideas is wonderful. Keeping the same idea you start off with is cool too, but sometimes, and not always, your first ideas could be bad ideas or ideas that later wont make sense with your character in the final draft. I know Emma’s first draft was a superhero figure who attacked criminals on the streets. It’s now that she’s a nurse working at Mercy Hospital and when she comes across someone being mugged or attacked, she does take the liberty of protecting the victim and brutally wounding the attacker… she has her own sense of justice (which the verdict is almost always death for the attacker, she has little to no sympathy for thugs), so you see the basic idea is still there but it changed over time… um, yea! Hopefully this helped you in some way!