You know that moment when you find that song that describes that one character of yours perfectly? Isn’t that just a wonderful moment? I love it. Honestly, I do.
Well, I found that song. I’ve been really into the German musical, Elisabeth recently (I’m a big fan of musicals, especially German ones) and I came across the English translation of one of the songs, “Ich Gehör Nur Mir” (“I Belong to Me”). And the last stanza just hit me and I thought, “That’s Danaé talking to me. That’s Danaé.”
I’m here when you need me, I’ll live and I’ll die with you. I’ll share all your troubles, I’ll laugh and I’ll cry with you. You can blame me and bless me but you cannot possess me because I belong to me.
-English translation of the final stanza of “Ich Gehör Nur Mir”
And that stanza describes Danaé Adéle Victorine Thayer in every way that matters. And it’s completely renewed my will to write.
What’s your character’s “theme song”?