I like to lay in bed for about an hour after I wake up, thinking about a scene I’m writing. I picture it frame-by-frame—the visuals, the emotions of each character, their actions, what they think and what they say.
A few days ago, I was mulling over a scene that takes place after my protagonist lost her baby. Her husband, who she believes caused her to lose their daughter, is driving her home from the hospital. It’s tough writing from a man’s point of view, especially from the perspective of how much emotion to include.
The scene is better now. I hope minimal changes will be needed after my critique group and editors read it.