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More reasons for dragging feet

January 26, 2013

Tough, tough scenes this week. Sometimes important scenes, especially those where relationships between main characters are on display, are like those little Russian dolls–you open one up and discover a layer you hadn’t anticipated, and another, and another. When this happens, I put up the Do Not Disturb sign in my brain to ward off errant thoughts of anything else.

While this sometimes results in things like putting the cat food in the wrong container or forgetting we already HAVE coffee, I have little choice. The reason they call pivotal scenes pivotal is because they represent a change in trajectory, and small differences in how things get said, and by whom, and at what point in the conversation, can all echo through the remainder of a story.

But! I reached the point where it’s good enough to go on. No loss of momentum; if anything, as I hammer these scenes into shape, it becomes easier to work through the several, less angst-ridden ones that follow.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to wash the tuna out of the Tupperware.

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