In television, the pilot episode is what is shown to networks to see if they’d want to pick it up. If someone were to read the first chapter (episode) of your book (show), would they want to pick it up and continue? That first chapter needs to pull the reader in and give them a reason to root for your protagonist.
Writing a story is like constructing a body or anything at all. There needs to be a structure to it or it will crash to the ground.
If you’re traveling somewhere do you want to be looking at a vast area of nothingness for long periods of time? Or do you want to see a landscape rich in color and terrain? It’s the same in writing.
All of this to say that the experiences of the Millenial Generation are so unbelievably vast that it would be difficult to condense the experiences into one work. Perhaps our generational novel wouldn’t be one novel but several.
What I call the curse of a writer, is really the weight of that metaphorical albatross, that psychological burden that feels like a curse.