I'm currently trying to start a novel, but I keep having trouble. The first chapter involves the main character awakening in the middle of nowhere without any idea how she got there, and then finding an abandoned house and exploring it. The main problem I have is when she's in the house. When I attempt this, the text is both awkward and painfully dull to write. I know I could just summarize her exploration of the house, but I need to describe in detail her exploration of at least two rooms before I breeze over the rest, or it will seem too hasty with all telling and no showing. What I want to do is describe her environment, show what she's doing in it, and show what her thoughts on all of this are, but to do all of these things at once is difficult, especially since my description in minimal detail of the living room already feels too long and dull to read, and adding any sort of aside for her thoughts would be borderline intolerable for the reader. Then she goes into the kitchen to look for food, and the whole problem repeats itself. This time I tried adding her reactions to the environment, but they seem abrupt and disjointed. I can't seem to write about my protagonist walking around the house in an interesting way. I know It'll get better once more characters are introduced, as I can always keep things interesting then, but even when the character's alone I can make it interesting, provided the character already has a history with the place, or the place is noticeably unusual. But this is just her walking around an average looking house, and I can't seem to make it interesting enough, and it's so difficult to keep writing that I'm often tempted to put it off. Any suggestions?