I literally can't move forward, no matter how hard I try. I'm stuck on writing a beginning to this book that will make people want to keep reading. I can't get the tone right. The book is kind of dark, with the themes involving lots of depressing and scary things that my character valiantly overcomes. She's not whining, she's just resolved that everything that has happened has made her better.
Am I trying to hard? I don't really think so. I, myself, just books less than a chapter into them. I believe in my story, and ill-modestly enough... I honestly feel that it's pretty good. But I would put it down before I finished the first chapter, because I can't get it right.
Solutions? I'm desperate for one.