I've been fighting with a first chapter lately. I know what I want to write, but it's not like I've figured out how to accomplish it.--until I met with Scribes and read the chapter to them, warts and all. I got lots of ideas and suggestions, and I still think I can mess up for a try or two before I get it right. But I will get it right. And that's partly due to my writer friends.
For any writer out there, I wish you trusted, true critique partners. They're priceless. For everyone else who reads this, have a great September!