I hate them. I seem to know when I hit on the right sentence/paragraph to start things off. It's a gut thing, which unfortunately means, I also know when I'm floundering around not writing the proper opening. I currently have about five versions of the opening scene for Come Together on my hard drive, and none of them right. It's annoying, because for once, I actually have a pretty solid outline of the plot to work to. Normally, I resort to making it up as I go along. Fingers crossed I'll strike the right note soon, since as I write in a very linear fashion, I'm struggling to make any progress at the moment.
On the plus side, while I'm stewing over what to do with Dani and Xane, I'm busy writing about Black Halo's lead guitarist, Ash Gore, and Dani's friend, Ginny. The pair first met on the night that Black Halo split, and enjoyed a bit of wild fun together. I'm thinking at the moment, that I'm going to tell their story as a series of novellas, rather than as a single novel, because the episodic nature of their meetings seems to lend itself to that format better.
Current projects for the coming year:
Come Together (Rock Hard #2)
Ash & Ginny #1 (currently untitled)
and AGW3, the last part of Vaughan, Bella and Lucerne's story.