Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Day 10 - 2539 Words

I realized that I need to rewrite a scene I typed up yesterday. If I take a different approach, it's not only funny, and true to the characters (and revealing) but it's a much much much better way to get some exposition in.

But that will require some deep thinking and fresh writing, so I just put a note in the existing prose for today, and moved on. Tomorrow I hope to get that new bit written. (Especially since the next bit is where I had originally put that exposition, so that will require some editing....)

Unfortunately the part I moved on to was tough too. AND I had a busy day at work. I think I should get double points.

Running Total: 29623 Words.

29623 / 75000 words. 39% done!

In Today's Pages: Rosie discovers George's actual nationality, and Karla is still mistaking beverages for weapons.

Here's a small clip, where the police are trying to question the residents of the apartment building, who are mostly immigrants:

"You'd think somebody would speak English," said Lundgren. "It's not like we've got a whole Chinatown here."

"I speak English."

They turned to see that George Starling had followed Rosie into the building.

"I said you could go home," said Rosie.

"It's a long walk, seeing as my car is still by Ms. Marquette's house," he said, and then he turned to the woman and spoke to her in another language. The woman replied cautiously.

"You speak Chinese?" said Lundgren.

"I do," said Starling. "But she doesn't. Fortunately I also speak Vietnamese."


Zoe C. Courtman said...

This was a great snippet to read! Love the pace, the rhythm of the dialog. Nice! Thanks for popping over to my blog the other day. I'm now following yours! :D

The Daring Novelist said...

Thanks! I haven't been able to read and comment as much as I'd like lately. It's always nice to find a new writer blog.