A member of my local RWA chapter has started virtual write-ins several nights a week and on weekends. For some reason, this has jump started work on the manuscript.
I wrote a flash-back scene a couple of months ago. I love the scene. I think I did a great job on it. However, one of my critique partners doesn’t think I need it, that I can thread the outcome of the scene through the story. This scene shows the motivation behind the decisions one of the characters makes.
But did I write it because I as the author need it or because the story needed the info in a chunk?
If I do end up cutting the scene, I’ll send it to my newsletter subscribers as extra content.
There’s always an upside.