All beginnings are hard.
All right, so I didn’t actually read that sentence in the Talmud. I read it in Chaim Potok’s In the Beginning. But Potok says it comes from the Talmud, and he knows more about such things than I do. Anyway, the sentence seems appropriate for a blog post about the first two pages of a story in Jewish Noir. And it definitely says something true about the challenges all writers face when they begin a new project.