I'm seriously considering culling an entire chapter. And oooh, it hurts! I'm so fond of this bit of the tale - BUT - does it move the story along? No. Does it show and not tell? (bit quieter) Not really. Has it earned its spot in the manuscript or am I just hanging onto it because it has the odd nice turn of phrase..? BE HONEST...(a whisper) Maybe
Ah-ha! OK Chapter Ten, your time is up!
But wait.....is it sowing a seed that will bloom later in the story? Quite possibly. So are you SURE you want to cut it?
Oh Lord, I used to be so decisive! Maybe tomorrow will bring me some clarity. TTFN!
Hi - and welcome to my blog! I write women's fiction and short stories. Proud to call myself a Welsh Australian (Waussie!) I live in beautiful Brisbane and write full time.