Do YOU HAVE THE DESIRE
TO write? to create?
What you're offering the universe is your unique form of magic, your story seen through your eyes and your own life experience. Even in our bizarre stories - suspense, ghost, even our serial killer stories - perhaps something we write will touch someone in a positive way.
And that's a good thing.
Your first chapter has such a big job to do. It’s supporting the weight of your entire
career. It’s a first impression of your skill as a writer and indicates
your ability to tell a story in such a way that the reader/agent/publisher can quickly
judge and decide whether or not to read the rest of your manuscript.
If your 1st chapter fails in any way, your career as a writer will probably stall or remain at the entry level; few people other than your spouse, children, parents, etc, will continue reading to find the "good stuff" that happens later in the story.
My job as an editor is to help you accomplish that goal.