I mentioned a couple of days ago I had started writing a new book. As I said, I love writing the first chapters, because they are the freshest in my mind. I can see the book’s potential and I always think, this will be my best yet. And then I write several pages, and am reminded, time and again, that the first chapters are actually the hardest. Why? Because I have to get the tone and spirit of the book just right. I have to find a way to grab your attention and keep it. I have to introduce characters you will like. So even though I like writing the first couple of chapters, it’s a safe bet I will rewrite them several times over.
P.S. This is not my manuscript (mine is all on computer), it is a J.G. Ballard’s manuscript for Crash. I’m not the only one who does this