Argh. I’m doing the very first thing Nathan says not to do!
Revenant my WIP starts out like this. My main character wakes up. There’s a very good reason for this, in my opinion. It establishes something important about my main character.
I’ll give it some thought, but I doubt I’ll change it. I’ll just hope it falls into the area that Nathan Bransford’s thinking about when he says: “Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying you can’t use one of these openings or that there aren’t good books that start this way.”
I will do what he says next:
“I am saying that you should think once, twice, and five thousand times about using these.”
I still doubt I’ll change it.