I think that it's back to the drawing board. I might write a variety of openings, written in different styles and then decide which route I want to take. Maybe you could help and vote for the one you like best, that at least would be democratic, but then again I might be an autocratic and just go with the one I feel happiest with.
But before I start writing anything I have to clear up the mess the dogs have made of my address book....they have totally shredded the pages and god alone knows where they have hidden the cover!
My desk is a muddle of half chewed paper, files of hand written notes, various street maps of the East End of London, a Tesco voucher, a bottle of clear nail polish, a tatty camera case (the dogs found this as well) and an empty coffee cup.......is it too early to open a bottle of wine?