I've been having trouble with the beginning of my story. I had the whole first chapter written; it's kind of prologue-y with the backstory, but it's told in third person and revolves around my MC's parents, sort of setting up motivation for why they do what they do later in the story. But I'm having trouble with the idea of writing that in third person as a narrator and then writing the rest of the story in first person as my MC. It's not jiving. I know lots of books switch POV, but at the moment, it's not working for me. I'm also wondering if, even though I set it up through a narrator so that you could "see" the scene instead of just having someone tell about it, there is too much telling and I need to just find a way to better infuse the backstory into the current story. Muse? Feel free to jump in at any time.
I have the rest of the book planned out in 12 sections that may or may not be chapters; for the moment, they are chunks of story. I have parts written and other parts outlined and it's a little kooky but it's coming together. I could go on and keep working on one of the other parts, but this beginning thing is currently my little black raincloud that keeps on nagging at me. I need to work it out.
I am now in search of a good pen and a spiral notebook. Because I do my best working out on paper. :)