Transitions. How do I hate thee? Let me count the ways. The first would be that I’ve just spent a half an hour struggling with a chapter opening and still haven’t found anything that works to my satisfaction. Ordinarily, this is the point where I would decide to march past this section and attack it another day, but I’m trying to fix issues before sending this project onto another other writers for feedback. I remember feeling quite relieved to know that I’m not the only author who struggles with moving my characters through time and space. But I know that one famous English writer (Thomas Hardy?) complained to a friend that he was having the worst time moving a character from the front steps down to the gate.