My mc has no boring back story, in fact he has no back story. "I don't need to bore my readers with all that telling..what a smart writer I am" I thought to myself as I patted my back. My mc has no memory, so no need for a back story. And my first two chapters rocket away, and it's tense and exciting, and then in chapter three I introduce the main hurdle for my mc to overcome, and now I'm thinking "I don't care if this guy overcomes it, if he dies, if he lives, I know nothing about him, there is no connection." Imagine you are writing chapter three, how would you overcome this? Edit: I tried to simplify my problem, and think everyone missed the point I was trying to make. Please see my later post below.