I used to think I needed to justify a character's every move, i.e., say she went to bed in order to transition to the next morning. Then I started studying screenplays. From the film 'The Run,'
EXT. ARIZONA DESERT--DAY
A blazing sun scorches the earth. Everything is flat, barren. In the distance, a cloud of dust rises as a jeep makes its way across the landscape.
A jeep races through sagebrush and cactus.
INT. JEEP--FAVORING JOE CHACO
Camera shots change quickly, but are easy to follow because they unfold in a logical progression. They advance the story. Scene descriptions are terse: INT. EXT. DAY. NIGHT.
Television and movies--and life, for that matter--move quickly for us. Readers don't need hand-holding to make transitions. They need a few, well-chosen words, and then more action.