So after finally overcoming what could be best described as a horrible fear of being a terrible writer, I've sat down and started on a novel. However one thing is nagging the hell out of me. I want to start out my story with a small action scene. Nothing over the top, just something to get the reader hooked from the beginning. Now as I'm writing this scene, I realize rather quickly that I need to keep things flowing or the tension of the scene will fizzle out. On the other hand it involves the main character of my story and, besides how he handles the scene, it does little to describe his physical appearance. I can't seem to shake the idea that if I don't describe him amidst this action sequence it will make describing him later seem...wrong. Logically I know that it realistically shouldn't work out that way but some insane section of my brain refuses to relinquish its death grip on the idea. Anyone care to weigh in on this?