Every author has to cut scenes. Some are easy to cut. Others cling to the manuscript with a cocklebur vengeance.
This is a scene I cut from Whisper of Memory (Whispering Woods #2). Both my beta reader and editor suggested I cut it. So, on to the cutting floor it went. Why do authors cut a scene? There are numerous reasons. Maybe the scene doesn't add to the story. Or a scene can slow the action.
I still love the following deleted scene for some reason. Austin and Em are secondary characters in the series.This is one of the short scenes from Austin's point of view.
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If you're an author, have you cut scenes you loved? As a reader, do you enjoy deleted scenes from authors?
Austin sat in the circular drive waiting for Em to come to the door. He had turned the engine off and sat back with his eyes closed. The passenger door opened with a soft whoosh, and Em jumped in.