Ok so I'm about to start my 1st draft and although I have my charators and my plot I'm not sure where to start my novel. I am writing a modern romance novel about a recently cheating on 20 somthing girl in London who has moved in with a friend and is struggling in her career. She ends up in meeting an Italian and the random chance to go to Italy to stay with his family. I know its cliche for romance to start at the break up so am trying to avoid this, my other choices are.... 1. Start the MC meets Italian and go from there, explaining the break up and backstory inbetween or after. 2. Start with her arriving in Italy to meet a virtual stranger (which will then be 6 weeks after the break up/ 2 weeks after they 1st meet in London - or use this scene as a prolouge. 3. Start with the invite for her to stay with him, which will happen 2 weeks after they met and means I have to then explain not only the break up but also the whole how and why they met in the 1st place as backstory. I am really finding it hard with which one is the inciting moment and which one to begin with. Any advice or help would be much appreciated, Thanks in advance.