Beginnings and endings - which are easier to write? In my work, it's endings. I've known how the book was going to end before I even started to write it, so oftentimes I'll write the end long before I've gotten to it chronologically. I try to wrap up all the loose ends but leave a few stray pieces since I have a returning character and his story continues in the other two books of the series.
Beginnings (for me) are nasty. My opening sentence goes through countless rewrites, as does my entire opening paragraph. Where to start? At the beginning? Before the beginning? After the beginning? All are valid. Beginnings set the tone. Vocabulary choices are paramount. Start off wrong and the entire plot goes astray (or at least it does for me).
Beginnings and endings. Each word you type brings you closer to the end. And each ending brings you to a new beginning. My vacation is ended. The school year will be beginning. Take a deep breath and plunge in.