This is probably the hardest part of writing a book for me, apart from writing the synopsis which comes afterwards. The opening chapter is quite scary. I don't know my characters that well yet. I've thought about them. I probably have a profile about them. I even know their story - both their back story and what is about to happen to them. But we don't have the same connection we will 80,000+ words later.
Later on, when I'm in the swing of things, I'll power through. It won't be plain sailing but I won't agonise over every word like I do in the opening chapter, when I'm staring at an almost blank page and trying my hardest to make it perfect (which it won't be, not at this stage).
Do you dither over the opening chapter like me? Or do you just fly through it? (and if you do, HOW???)
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