I love writing "mood" chapters, where my main task is to evoke a mood. They are easy to write, for some reason. I think they add depth to the characters, feeling to the story.
But I have to be careful that I don't go there too often. They usually don't move the story forward all that much, and if I'm not disciplined, they can be self-indulgent.
But there are times when they are completely justified.
I'm near the end of the "Fairy Punk." Izzy is broke and alone in New York, being hunted by both humans and Fairy. It looks hopeless.
This is the pivot to the final fight. His picking himself up off the mat and going--hopelessly--into battle.
Everything has been building up to this and a little reflection is perfectly in order.
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