We've talked about this endlessly, but I'm unclear about the specifics of paragraph breaks (concerning only featuring a single character per paragraph).
My editor broke up my dialogue into the following paragraphs:
Em was heading for her apartment when she heard a door open behind her.
"Oh good, I caught you."
Em recognized the voice immediately.
"I hope you don't mind, but I let someone into your place today," Amanda continued. She was a pretty young thing, struggling to get her music career started. She had the brightest smile and a pleasant, positive attitude. She was also Em's "key pal."
I guess I understand that "Em recognized the voice immediately." reflects a different character's perspective, but in a third-person omni story, why should this be broken into a separate paragraph? After all, the comment about Em recognizing the voice is make by the narrator, just as the observations about Amanda's personality.
Wouldn't this passage be better as two paragraphs? I feel like it would be easier to read if the related information (Amanda's comments) were grouped together.
Where would each of you choose how to divide this dialogue (and observations)?