Hi guys. Ten years ago I wrote a story that I always believed had potential but needed a lot of work. I've put a lot of work into it and it still needs a lot of work, but it's getting there. My main problem is the opening: I have never been happy with it. I cannot tell you how many times I've rewritten those first two or three paragraphs. It's frustrating. There's only so much I want to convey and it's only a few measly paragraphs. It shouldn't be this difficult. So I suppose, as well as venting to people who might understand, I wanted to ask if any of you have ever just had to settle for a piece of writing that you're not completely satisfied with because it's needed for your story. Or do you battle on (and on and on and on...) until it clicks into place? I know my own answer is to keep on trying. But is that wrong? Is there such a thing as being too obsessive about it?