Friday, October 18, 2013

Talky Bits

I just finished a scene/section; it was one of those "show the passage of time" sections that I love reading when they are well done, but find tricky to write myself. I think this one was the best I've ever written, though. I'm pretty happy with it.

Now I'm on to the second and last section of the chapter. It's going to be long, and basically all dialogue. Like the last section, it's entirely new; this scene does not exist in the first draft. I was able to copy and paste chunks of dialogue from different scenes in the first draft that now belong here, but it's really just to remind me of the topics that need to be discussed. The dialogue itself will have to be so aggressively rewritten I might as well be starting from scratch.

It's been a while since I've used the "write the dialogue first" trick, but I think that's the way I'm going to go here.


  1. Woot! I'm mapping out a spot for you in my busy book-reading schedule for the spring. Squee!

  2. Good! I am reeeeeaaallllly hoping my post-second-draft edit pass doesn't take more than a month. I don't want to spend too much time fiddling over line editing before I've gotten feedback from beta readers... but on the other hand, I don't think I can stomach letting anyone read something that hasn't been line edited at all.