The current novel I’m working on is almost like two stories woven into one. Things that happened in the MC’s past, and what’s going on with him in the present. My plan was to have the past scenes occur in chronological order, breaking up the action in the present at various intervals depending on what was going on and where I needed certain information revealed. The problem I’m getting now that I’m going back and looking over all the chapters I’ve written, is that the flashback portion seems very jagged and disconnected from itself. There are huge time gaps in between most of the flashback scenes, since they span over several years, while the present follows a more day to day pace. The result is that I feel like the past scenes are incomplete, or sort of haphazardly thrown in there. Like those scenes are missing something that I don’t have the space to include. I feel like the only choice I have is to cut the past scenes down to simple “flashbacks” instead of what I had planned for them originally, or even get rid of them entirely but there’s a lot of information that comes from them and things that I need from them. I'm not sure what I need to do at this point, any suggestions?