I didn't really think I would reach self-flagellation this early, but here I am. I realize that everything that I have written so far is just backstory. Which is important, but I shouldn't start my novel with it, so I have to start again with wherever the action really begins, right? So does that mean that I'm going to have to be totally honest and pitch these first 6,000 words? Uh, NO! I'm saving them, I might need them later. I'll try to avoid too many flashbacks within flashbacks, but I think they can be tucked in here and there.