Hi All, Did that title make sense? What I mean is, what are your thoughts on shortcuts rather than writing out, in detail, the whole section? Is it tacky to write a few paragraphs worth of omnipotent overview to summarize relatively mundane things occuring over large amounts of time? Or should I write it all out in dozens of pages with lots of detail? I.E.: Months passed like racing swoop bikes, zipping by at an unbelievable pace. Thanks in part to the children?s program that Plort recommended, ?Mrlssi Street?, Windy learned a great many things in an extremely short time. The program improved her language skills blah blah blah... vs. Windy learned the alphabet one letter at a time. The first letter was A, and it is used in a lot of words! She learned how to say the letter by itself, and all the different ways that A could be pronounced, like 'apple' verses 'Alderaan' blah blah blah... Currently I'm still working on another part to Preservation and I've got a 2+ page summary done, which covers about two years of story time. Writing the whole story would probably build my characters a little more, but I don't particularly feel like the readers would be missing out on the lives of the characters during the relatively boring period. I have included tidbits building character in the summary, but as a reader is that enough? Hope I made sense. heh If it doesn't, I'll try to edit it later. Thanks for your thoughts!