Since you're on this website, I assume that you like stories. I love them. They hold your attention, emtionally grab you, and glue you to your seat.
Some of you may have even tried writing a story. I certainly have. If you ever tried to, I have a question for you. Did the story ever "evolve," so to speak, into something you didn't intend it to be when you started?
This has happened to me. When working on my story, "Leader," the protagonist turned out to be someone I thought was just going to be an side character. It has happened to other people too. According to "Lessons from the Screenplay," the director of American Beauty, Sam Mendes, stated that when working on the film, he was intending for a more "comical, whimsical" movie. He further elaborates that during post production, he found the movie to be "a more emtionally haunting animal than I could have imagined."
That's why I posted this. Stories, like the title of this blog states, are a little like animals-you can't fully control them.
So, did this ever happen to? Has a story turned out differently than you planned.