Like most decisions I make about my characters, this one just happened. In my first chapter - the one I erased - she described a color as bitter and a sound as blue and I just went with it. By the time I reached the end of the chapter, I understood her oddity and it has just become a part of her voice. I love this journey of discovery. I feel as if I'm not guiding the characters at all, they're revealing themselves to me little by little. Luckily, Livvie's doing it at reasonable pace... I wish Jules would give up some of her secrets.
How do your characters develop? Are you actively involved in creating them, or do they kind of pop into your MS already fully evolved?