I spent three solid working days on the new opening.
I wrote a pretty good couple-thousand words.
But ... it isn't 'right'.
If somebody came to me and said,
"I have two openings. One drops us down in the middle of action. The other is folks thinking and talking and the action happened a week ago. Which should I use?"
I'd tell them to go for the action. Go for stuff happening. Danger and chaos and decisions belong on-stage, not mulled and mumbled over later.
But when I try to follow that advice,
it's just not working.
That will make me a little less ready to give advice, maybe.
So I'm going to go back to my original opening ... bunny scene and all.
Bunch of time and effort wasted. Much useless gnawing of fingernails.
I wish I didn't keep doing this to myself.