i finished a chapter last night and wrote about 2K yesterday, which was pretty good given the fact that there were four flag football games for the kidlings and then it was family movie night. I'm not sure I like the words though. I'm not sure I don't. Here's the thing. I don't tend to do lengthy dialog scenes. I don't trust them. Actually i don't trust myself to do them well. But that's what I've done. I'm hoping it works. Here's what I worry about. First, talking heads. Is there anything compelling about the scene character and plot-wise? And if there is, is this more an info-dump? I don't think so on the latter, but I also wonder if the scene moves or if it's flat as a pancake. I just don't know.
You might wonder, when will I know? Well, it'll take some more words and some distance from the scene. It will probably also take some more development of the book--then I can go back and see what this scene was. That's a reason I look forward to revision, because then I'll know more. On the other hand, I wrote some things in this scene I wasn't exactly expecting. Character stuff that sort of surprised me. That's the work of the lizard brain, thank goodness. So I'm waiting to see how those little unexpected elements play out. Hopefully the lizard brain knows what it's doing. Usually it does.
General kitchen update: We took the chimney down to below the roofline and reshingled. We'll be having to reroof very soon, apparently because the roof is in worse shape than we knew (though I suspected). We can't take the rest of the chimney out until we start demolishing, since it's walled up inside a faux cabinet looking thing, since those who remodelled previously decided just to ignore it and cover it up. We ordered cabinets and have been packing stuff up and moving furniture so we can start the demolishing.
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