So....I've been lurking on this forum for the past week or so trying to determine if I should stay an invisible person watching from a far. Or dive in, and hope for the best. Well, I'm here and the reason is because of a delima I've writtin myself into. Heres the problem: The order of my plot is this- Chapter 1. MC dies an unexspected death. Chapter 2. Tells the story leading up to MC's death. Chapter 3. Tells the story from Chapter 1 about what is goingo on after MC's death Chapter 4. Well...Thats where the story truely begins to take off and the main plot is introduced. I have three questions, ( I pick up my coffee, take a long lasting sip before sitting down and taking a deep breath.) Is this freaking! insane? As in, is this too complex of a start up to hold any readers attension let alone keep them intrested and no too confused about the order of events? I have been struggling with this though for a while but decided to push it back otherwise it would consme me and cause me to go into a deep though which typically causes me to completely redesign the book from end to end. The second question is in the transisitoning from Chapter 1 to Chapter 2. I am currently stumpped on how to transistion the chapters without making it seem too much like a kitchen light on/off sort of deal. I want the book to flow into the next chapter smoothly but am completely unable to fanthom how to do this like I did the other chapters. And last but not least, the starting of a book is suppost to captivating and amazing however I fail to see what people mean by the starting. Is it the Proluge? or the First Chapter? If you made it to the bottom of this long text thank you very much. I'm new to this website and the forums and hope I not too much trouble. m(._.)m.