“#2 Decide on Tense”
First person past tense is what I prefer. How do the characters form in your mind? I reworked my novel in third person when I was feeling too close to the subject matter, but now with a clear separation form the material, “I” flows much smoother with the storyline. It is to read as a glimpse of a week, only the self-centered would remember each detail of one week of their life.
"8 Ways to Write a 5-Star Chapter One"
By Elizabeth Sims
January 2011 Writer’s Digest