That would be today’s writing, then.
I revised the troll battle, and half of chapter 4. While I added 500 new words, I whacked two scenes.
Today’s writing question: when you are writing, do you find yourself with boring explanation? One of the reasons I’m reworking these chapters is because I realized they were like watching an old school Star Trek film. Blah, blah, blah, planet fall, blah, blah, plan of attack, blah!
I realize that readers would prefer action to explanation, especially the young crowd that this book will no doubt be marketed to. Of course, there are scenes that are not active, but keep the plot moving, but so much of the last draft seems to be me figuring out what’s going on, punctuated with some action. I’ll be cutting a substantial amount, and replacing it with things that happen whether someone’s sat around a table to suss it out or not.
Just curious about whether or not this happens to you.