Where Should Your Novel Start?

“Is there anyone in there?” Joey asked no one as he lit a cigarette and tried to ignore the burning car.

So many writers angst over where to start their story. I mean to the point of not being able to write. But while a strong opening is really important, it’s not important yet.

How can you decide this when you don’t even have your story written? You don’t have all your plot, all your…