But why did I spend so long on it?
- The beginning of a story needs to be gripping. It needs to draw the reader in or they won't get beyond Page 1.
- I needed the prologue to set the scene immediately. In very few words I needed to inform the reader of place, time and character personality.
- I wanted to introduce some made-up words that are important to my story. If the reader learns their meaning straight away, there is less room for confusion later on.
Now it's back to my research and character profiles until I am happy enough to begin the first draft!