My difficult scene is inching along.
I did write last night, so I'm not embarrassed in front of the entire internet. For a change.
The scene I'm working on at the moment is moving slowly, because it's an intense and close description of something I've never experienced. I keep switching between NeoOffice (I am a proud Mac user but I try not to be a snotty one, FYI) and Firefox, checking to see if it's accurate to say that the pain travels from front to back, or does it shoot, or does it radiate? And is it tearing, searing, dull, sharp, muscular, nerve pain, like a toothache, like a heart attack, like a cramp?
I'm a hypochondriac as well as a would-be-writer, in case you can't tell. And researching different kinds of medical experiences is like catnip to a hypochondriac, so I won't pretend it isn't fun, but it is slow.
So to speed things up a little, I've decided to stop doing it. I'm going to write the damned thing, and at the end of it all I'll check if everything corresponds to real accounts. And if it doesn't, I'll have my character tell her mate 'I felt like my spine was on fire,' (for instance), and her mate can say 'That shouldn't happen,' and my character can say 'Well, that's what it sodding felt like. I won't pretend I was especially rational at the time.'
She may even stalk off, if she has the strength left after what I'm planning to put her through.