by C. L. Phillips
My heroine is in trouble. As Adele would put it, she's rolling in the deep. Deep doggie do. Deep trouble. Deep tension.
But I can't find the right song to play while I'm writing the scene. Does anyone else play music while writing to evoke a mood? In the early part of this novel, the heroine is steered to an unconventional twelve-step program. I bet you can guess the song I played while writing her rejection scene, can't you?
Rehab by Amy Winehouse.
And when she hitches a ride on a desperate escape attempt with her seventh-grade boyfriend, a man who is now a grown-up illegitimate businessman? What music plays in the background? Jack and Diane by John Mellencamp. Okay, the timeframe for the song didn't synchronize chronologically, but I decided Jack and Diane is a rock and roll classic.
So now my heroine is trapped. Restrained on a gurney in the killer's basement. Nobody knows she is there. She's been drugged, and when she awakes, she starts to fight. She must free herself.
And her song? The music you hear in the background? What is it? Tell me. I need help. :)
Admit it. You're still singing Rehab in your mind, aren't you? I know I am.