The Scene from the Black Lagoon
So I’m working on chapter five, and I’m lying in bed thinking about how much blahblahblah talk is going on, and I decide to add a bit of action. Not gratuitous, just timely–it provides a little more back story and complicates the guessing game at the same time, while showing how effectively violent one of the new characters can be.
I sat down last night and started inserting it. And kept going, and going…it swelled to five pages and change, a scene of its own really, which solved the problem of what I was going to do till the next location switch mid-chapter. Sometimes little ideas take on a life of their own.