I'm getting close to having the first draft of my first novel finished. I'm cleaning up the last third of the story now. However, I have timing problems: certain events are happening too quickly after other events. It hurts believability and it makes the story feel rushed. I've done a couple of things to address this problem already. First I simply deleted one of the scenes that was causing timing problems. I liked the scene but it wasn't critical, and with it gone the timing is more non-specific and that part of the story no longer feels as rushed. In another case I added a couple of minor scenes to help space things out. That worked out well because the added scenes also added value. They gave me a chance to show some character reactions and update the reader about some important "background" activities. My problem now is that I still have some remaining timing problems that I'm not sure how to handle. I'm thinking about adding another scene but aside from it being a space filler, I'm not sure what else to do with it. That doesn't seem like a good thing. Any suggestions for things I could be thinking about to help get my timing right? Thanks for any advice you might have!