Tuesday, 6 August 2013

August 6th – 653,277

A slightly slower day today, resulting in a word count of only 3,076 words. Only, he says – LOL. Actually, only is right, because it’s the lowest daily word count I’ve managed in the 12 days.

In any case, today’s scene was a serious challenge, as my heroine had to cope with three different sets of emotions simultaneously. Firstly, she’s appearing as a bit part, an extra, in a film, and she’s playing a bank teller when the branch is robbed at gunpoint. So she’s got to display fear on behalf of her character. Secondly, it’s the first time she’s been on a film set, so for there’s a natural curiosity about what is going on around her, and she’s trying to watch everything. Thirdly, the guy playing the bank robber is the guy who got her the job and who’s also taking her out for dinner that evening, so she’s thinking about the possibility of a relationship, but knows he’s got a reputation as a player, while at the same time musing about what she’s going to wear, something to impress in, rather than the smart but dowdy bank uniform.

That’s a complex scene to write, and get her interactions with everyone right, which is why it took me longer to get that many words done today, than the previous scenes did yesterday. I’m not sure I’ve pulled it off, and I’m certain it’ll get tweaked in edit, but for now, it kinda works, so I’ll leave it as is and get onto the next scene(s) tomorrow.

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