Not many people read my manuscript, but some of the few that did criticize a certain chapter that in their words: "The story could work without", and that review got me thinking a lot whenever I edited my manuscript. The chapter in question is a flashback where when one character tells her past, how she got to where she is (bad place) with her family and how they obtained a certain rare object, to a group of three that mistakenly arrived to the bad place she live in and who saved her son. Basically the chapter starts when the character gives the time and the place and passes to me the storytelling. My dilemma is that I can see how useful it will be to cut a 7K words chapter which I agree, will not harm (in a way that will not be missed to the reader) the story if I will rewrite it to a short tale of the past, but on the other hand, when I read it I feel the world I created taking better shape than ever. It touches the Fantasy I worked and works on perfectly and paves the way for the next part of the story (its next titles, which I hope to publish one day, and frankly, who thinks of it except the author?). What I did consider, is to rewrite the chapter to a few lines of explanation from the character, and when I will be lucky enough to find agent and publisher, to ask for their permission to publish the chapter for free in a website of the title. So, what is your opinions on what I should do?