How do you handle getting back to writing a story after it's been on hiatus for a long time?
Half of my old work in on Hitaus/revision time, so as long is the original idea I had for them is there, I will get back to them. Right now, my current work is more novel like, not script or summary based (Unless my prolouge chapter is getting readers up to snuff of what happened) But I do plan to revise them anyway, I... well looking how most MS/HS write and act, I feel dumber than a Slowpoke. My old work was short, only 1,000 to 3,000 per chapter and when you have big action shows like Pokemon and Fairy Tail, people (who love the series) want really good detail and a mature writer, not one who complains about stuff and treat the professionals like their work is bad and they are better than them. You have no idea how annoying people are in their reviews.
Is Character Development your first poiority?
To me, I develop all my characters. Sometimes I break down their old development to rebuild them from the ground up. My top 5 characters I love to develop the most are:
Ash (We know who he is)
Kairi (Kingdom Hearts)
Lisanna and Lucy (Fairy Tail)
The Pokespe Cast (Pokemon Adventures)
When it comes to my way of development, it's all about choices with my characters and the hardships they must overcome. Some take a leader role, others are treated like true mains, not a love interest. Alll of them are equal in strengh and never too overpowered. For example, Ash catches Legendaries that are more connected to him, but even so, they're not badass and will give him badass wins. Many stories never develop these characters, and it saddens me how they are treated. In the shows and games, I turn the other cheek and not let it get to me, but Fanfics are another story.