Hey, Just a quick question for me today. I've been working on this short story and am proud to say I finished it like boss! I'm currently in the editing stages and cleaning it all up. I can't believe how many times I wrote the word "had" unnecessarily. My problem is that the story is heavily character driven with dialogue and personal demons than actual action. There is some of that of course and the characters grow and learn as they fix the primary issue they face. However, my first chapter, is... short but mostly inner thoughts. There is a slight bit of action, the character trying to remember what he had forgotten, and then lots of introspect until it reminds him of what he had forgotten which sets the whole plot in motion as he is the only one capable of saving everyone. So.. it's about 4 pages this first chapter. 2 of them are rather dedicated to his own reminiscing as the theme of the world slowly dying around him spatters around in every memory. Now, rambling aside, would this be considered exposition? Long and boring for the reader? Because, I'm thinking, why would YOU care about his past even if you notice the motif of the story shaping up in his memories. I care because I love my little world I built but you don't have that initial attachment. So.. I could technically just... cut it. Chapter 2 starts well enough and leads straight into some action. However, you would lose most of the character's inner mentality and the foreshadowing would also be lost. The issue is, normally, I would cut out the "boring parts" and keep the action front and center so the reader is interested in what's going on and expose the character slower but this first chapter has maybe a pages worth of actual action. So, Any advice? I could try adding the personal details later on but the issue is that I'm not sure if they would fit well and once more I'd hate to lose the initial motif taking place as chapter 2 is takes front center.... Maybe I'm overthinking it too much.