Hey there, I'm stuck on the first draft of my novel right now. I planned to start it off with a certain event, but ended up writing something very different. I am not sure that it will contribute to the story once it is rewritten. My characters are off saving a duck with a broken wing right now... for no apparent reason. It's not a perfect start, but it has gotten me writing and I feel that I can competently introduce my story this way. However, when it comes to the rewrite, I am almost 100% positive that this beginning with be trashed and replaced with another. It might be slightly similar, but I am pretty sure that the random duck will be omitted. It this normal, do you think? Everyone says that the first draft does not have to make perfect sense, but with an event as important as the beginning of a story, does the rule still apply?