Dear Character I’m Not Ready to Write About Yet,
And with that one realization, you’ve suddenly become real.
Pity I’m not ready to write about you yet.
So, umm, can you just … hang out in the back of my brain for a while? Chat with the other characters, get them talking too? Have a few age-appropriate drinks, pass around the Häagen-Dazs?
Because you’re up next. But first I have to bring these other characters home. When it’s your turn, you’ll understand.
P.S. Yes, I will be considering that promotion to protagonist while you wait. I’ll be considering it very seriously indeed.