And They're Off
|My two beta readers have been handed Personal Demons. Oh, the nail|
biting. One has had it for a couple days and made a comment that I'm
trying to figure out how to handle.
There's a scene that takes place outside a club - yes, it's important that it happens outside it and not inside - and my beta reader said (a bit wistfully), "But I wanted to go inside the club." All the important stuff happened outside. So do I write a bit more that does nothing to move to story forward but satisfies curiosity, or do I leave it out? This reader made the same comment about another event that the characters fight over. The important thing is the fight, not the event. So I don't show the event. I feel that it would be a filler scene, again not moving the story forward or showing anything new about the characters. All it will do is slow down the forward momentum at a time when the story is building up steam to hit a huge
conflict. At least, that's the way I see it. So I'm waffling. Maybe I'll discuss it with beta reader #2. If that reader also feels cheated, I think I'll be writing at least two more scenes. Hmmm. What would a night club in Venice look like inside?