I'm going through an editing something I wrote and am stuck on where to break paragraphs containing dialogue. I know I need to break when a new character speaks, but I'm not sure where to start a new paragraph when there is description mixed with dialogue.
He nodded. "Thank you for returning the bicycle. You see it was my son's and he would love to ride it one more time."1 My heart pained at this, and I looked up at my dad who seemed unmoved.2 I looked back at Mr. Houston.3 "Of course. I apologize I didn't give it back in time. I was scared."
Where is the best place to split this paragraph?
- After the first speaker finishes
- Between the two non-dialogue sentences
- Just before the second speaker begins
- Somewhere else?