Well, bear with me for this might be long. Since I promised myself to write 500 words everyday of my novel, I decided to rewrite the 5000 words I already have written before just so I can have a sense of continuity. Anyway, the issue is the prologue is over but the first chapter is proving to be a challenge. It starts twelve years later from the prologue and now the protagonist is 16 years old, he's planning to punish his abusive uncle by burning the car-yard the later owns as business. Anyway, he's spying on his uncle when a creature shows up which the protagonist can't make out its nature. After the creature vanishes, Kael (the protagonist) finds an envelop which the creature dropped. the envelope contains a rusted key and a note saying something vague. Kael doesn't understand the meaning of either. few seconds later Kael hears his assistance at spying scream and he rushes to see what has happened, Tom tells him that he was attacked by a shadowy creature. What I am worried about is that: am I presenting too many mysteries from the beginning? will having a mysterious key and note on top of the creature serve as a confusion to the reader? should I, perhaps, delay one of them for a while until the other is solved. The thing is both the envelope's contents and the creature are key items in the whole plot. The key will serve Kael in executing his revenge on his uncle and the creature will introduce Kael to another dimension/world later in the story.