I think part of my problem writing that first chapter stems from the fact that I know it's the make or break chapter. If it's not
For the project I'm starting right now, I've already written three different versions of the opening of chapter. Why? I'm searching for the perfect entrance into the world, that perfect moment where everything begins. The shift in my characters world that changes everything. It's like digging for treasure, but there's no big red X to mark the spot, so I guess I'll just wing it.
First chapters really aren't so bad sometimes. There is a certain thrill that I get when I write a new first chapter. It's the beginning of a wonderful new adventure for me and my characters. But it really is the hardest chapter for me. I think I might start with chapter two instead and write my first chapter when the book is finished.
It could work, you never know.
What's the hardest chapter for you to write?