So last night I actually did the thing and made a chapter by chapter outline of my story. I thought my pacing was pretty good until I did this - it turns out it isn't! I've ended up with an insta-friendship instead of what I wanted which was a gradual one. I know sometimes people just 'click' but my characters are both pretty cagey and it takes time to crack open their shells. I' ve added all of the scenes of their blossoming friendship that I had planned in this outline and still it seems to be moving too quickly. Any suggestions on how to slow it down ? I know adding more scenes will help but I don't want to pad the story out with filler just for the sake of drawing something out longer.