At least, that's what I try to tell myself.
In honesty, since recording this specific YouTube video talking about the issue, I've been going out of my way to make chapter two as dynamic as chapter one. I learned that it was important to keep up the same energy For example, in my book The Devil is Smooth Like Honey, I have a very interesting scene between Jorge Hernandez and Paige Noël after they meet under unusual circumstances. In fact, this is probably one of my better chapter twos.
Is there a curse of chapter two? Perhaps it was a challenge I merely had to take on.