Rewriting is part of the writing process. In fact, it's one of the most important parts of the writing process. Last week I labored through two and a half pages of my new WiP. It took me five days to get 600 words on the page. Last night, eager to spend my alone-time in a productive manner, I sat down to see what I could do with this story that excites me but apparently needs some motivation to get out of my brain. I took one look at what I'd written and threw it out.
Starting over isn't a big deal. Chances are I'll scrap THIS chapter, too, and create at least four or five different renditions of "Chapter 1." That's just how it's worked for me in the past. But I HAVE to get the story rolling. And in two days I got almost 600 words on the page that are FAR better than what I fought to get up all last week.
What about you? Do you struggle with beginnings the way I seem to? How do you deal with that?