So, I'm writing a novel where MC believes he is influenced in some way by an entity he calls Common Sense. He suspects (yet that is weaker than belief) that he is Common Sense's hand in this world, something like an avatara in Hindu.
But the book starts with the story of Common Sense himself, not of MC. And that frame story about Common Sense is quite lengthy, around 10 pages.
I'm not going to get rid of this frame story from my work, at most I can only move it to the middle. But I thought this story in the middle will not be as good because it describes events happened far before the main story.
I don't have a problem to "justify" this story in the middle. I simply try to decide if it is more appropriate in the middle or in the beginning. Will it be repulsive if I tell a frame story first and then the main story begins or is the alternative even worse?
P. S. This story explains much of MC behaviour and worldview, that's why I wish it to be a part of the novel.