Well I figured out the word count issue in the other thread I had (I settled on 90,000 as a goal), but I've come upon a major problem in my book. Here's a quick summary: "MC wins a literary contest at school and gets recruited by the drama club to be their playwright. MC is hesistant at first but after learning his love interest is in the club, he decides to get serious about it. The MC's goal becomes to write the perfect script for his love interest to star in and he wants a big crowd to watch her. After endless re-writes and first drafts, he finally writes the perfect script. Next, the MC uses several ploys and plots to lure in a big audience to his poor school." Now here's the problem, I spent a lot of chapters about the MC's trials and tribulation to write the script and bring in a big audience for the play. What I don't know, is how to go about the play itself. Do I describe bits and pieces of the play as it happens and throw in the crowd's reaction, every now and then. Or do I do a time skip? You know, MC prays for success as the play starts, fast foward to next chapter where he explains how the crowd recieved it. I'm asking because I don't want to cheat the reader after hyping up the play so much. If possible, do any of you know books that describes a person viewing a play? Or any books that would probably help me in this situation. Any help would be greatly appreciated.