Scattered among editorial duties this past was a series of short walks, accompanied by music and headphones, as I gently tried to nudge my muse into cooperation.
As bits of scenes sparked and vanished, I realized part of the trouble is lack of development. Well, duh?
By that, I mean the characters in Henry's early chapters of Before the Blood are flat, their interactions are hidden, and the overall premise of the chapter is thin.
First step, spend some time with the characters and get to know them. Back to the character questionnaires!
I'll let you know how it goes.