It's so annoying!!!! I've written the first chapter of my novel which basically introduces 2 of the main characters with more focus on the main character but with a little twist of a hint that 1 may like the other more than just a friend. As I state this is a bit of a twist as at the current time the other is unaware and does not show any recuperation, and also introduces their backgrounds which differ some what. It's the opening to the novel. It could also be a bit misleading as we know it's one who fancies the other but does it go that way? Anyway (I guess by now you realise this is in the erotica genre!), but I was up late last night writing. Writing the start of the story. The actual key to where in the novel it all begins. And all I ended up writing were a few pages of utter shite. It was basic girly dialogue between the girls sat under a bus shelter with the surroundings described great but my main character I felt wasn't portrayed in the way I wanted her to be - dragging and exhaling on a cigarette. My other character kept her act together well but it all seemed a bit 'stiff' and 'off'. It was a good start with a clear event to maybe give the girls these ideas and talk about such things , but it just all seemed so wrong so I scrapped the lot of it. I just wasn't happy with it atall. My characters weren't playing ball so I gave into sleep annoyed with them that I couldn't figure out a start. Even today, I hadn't really thought about my writing atall until this after noon when I had to go out. Typical! I was hit with a great opening and if I'm clever can lead the dialogue off from there , but isn't it just annoying? Both when your work just 'doesn't' work for you, and also when you are hit with your characters in your head at such awkward and inconvenient times? Ok maybe this is a venting thread haha! Sorry for no paragraph breaks but all this is text typed from my galaxy phone.