I'll take it.
Something to start the flow. A line floating by. The image of a silhouette against the sunlight. The sigh of sleeplessness. It all means something. Use them as the starting point.
It's funny how a plot can blow up into so many sub-plots, isn't it? Well, funny in a panicky clown-juggling-balls sort of way. On a unicycle. Ya, you, da clown. You just have to make people laugh while you struggle, don't you?
The hardest part with the middle of a story is the inability to close those growing story holes. Too many balls in the air, and you're afraid they'll fall on the ground and bounce off. You can't think about that when you're
When you stop juggling, then THAT is the time to patch those holes. I suppose you can reverse juggle and get all that done the first time round, but really, you aren't that good a clown yet.