I've been working on my third novel, Black Maria, and at the moment I'm stuck. I'm past the half-way point in drafting, and I know everything between now and the end, but I can't get this scene to come out right.
So, I'm trying something that I've done in the past. I wrote theme music for the scene - and I'm hoping the act of thinking transcribing what I feel into sounds will help the picture come through clearer to my mind's eye.
I thought I'd share what I came up with. Here's to hoping it works! I included a few lyrics too below the video.
FIRST BREATH - BLACK MARIA THEME
Your friends don't have to know.
You can shed your skin.
They don't have to see what changed
That night I prayed.
Two as one
And I stayed til three.
One word the next day.
I'm stuck in second place
A wreck at least
Until you sang to me
And we matched pace.