Journal

Day 49: Dialog, she said. Yes, dialogue, he said.

In Which Our Heroine Receives the Only News She Cares About

Project Title: The Mistress of Frosthaven
Genre: YA – Dark Fantasy
Words Today: 1,977
Running Total: 16,928
Scrap Draft: (V1.0 = 31,142), V2.0 = 5,599

Scrapped a bit of yesterday’s word count to speed up the current scene, which seems like a good choice, though tonight I definitely fell into the

“Dialog,” she said.
“Dialog, dialogue, dialog,” he said.
“Oh, yes, Dialogue, dialog,” she said.

pattern I sometimes stumble into, so there may need to be some tweaking either in this pass or the next to take out unnecessary dialog, add some more atmosphere, and generally smooth it into something a bit better balanced. But for now, it gets the core issue across swiftly, and so for now, it stays.

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