It’s now a robust 1pm, and I feel like going back to bed.
Still, there’s no rest for the wicked, so I worked on some (largely) dialogue pieces today. I’m experimenting with how I can show action simply by people talking.
Today’s hard challenge was speakerphone. When you’ve got one person (the perspective) at one end, and x(y)+2^z at the other end, dialogue is difficult to describe. You can’t have dudes doing stuff as they’re talking, because they’re just a disembodied voice – so who says what is always tricky.
I think I’ve caught the gist of it, and rubbed in a robust word count to boot.
Word goal: 2,500. Word achievement: 3,400. Tomorrow, there will be an interrogation of sorts. What fun!