I spent the entire day on one of those chapters that just would not come together. I ripped that sucker apart so many times, I wanted to wad it up and toss it in the trash. Finally, I narrowed down the problem. That's always good.
In this chapter, I had to bring in a bit of backstory. Hence, the title of this post. Originally, what I had was soooo boring. It read horribly. Once I realized what was going on, I was able to cut to the chase. I tossed a couple of pages of details into oblivion (and really, this info won't be missed at all.) I only mentioned things that were of absolute pertinence, added all of the other essentials to bring the scene to life, and did a happy dance. Okay, the happy dance comes tomorrow after I've polished it more, but the music is cued up and the intro is playing.