Do you guys ever introduce something weird, intriguing, puzzling, etc. into your novel before you know where you're going with it? I just kind of did this with a walk-through character that at some point has to come back so his weirdness can be explained. A few of my characters are at a dinner party and this guy is kind of working the room with his weird story. Only the story gets cut short. I don't want him to tell his whole story that night. But I do know I want this guy and his story to reappear. This is my favorite part of the novel so far and I have know idea where it's going. Can I just trust that it will come to me when the time is right? Or do I need more of a plan? Like how long can the novel go on before I need this guy to come back into the story? He's got such a small part now, but I don't want people to forget him. Can I go 50 pages before he comes back in the story? I don't really have an outline nor know how I'm going to bring this guy back nor what his story is. But maybe it's going to be great.