I am turning the corner in the novel I have been imagining for months and working on for as long, having started in 11/14. I am now working on chapter 22, each being roughly 1500-1800 words. I am now crafting the climax which I had envisioned some time ago and have reworked in my mind many times, but not sat down to write until now. I find myself wanting to rush through it--and I think I will, then will go back and rewrite it to "flesh it out" with more detail, suspense, etc. I am reminded of a (the younger crowd will have no f'ing idea what this reference is and will totally date me and all of those who do know what the f' it is) a Bowery Boys sequence in which Slip Mahoney and Satch are suddenly in the cockpit of a small plane when the pilot becomes incapacitated. They find an instruction manual in the cockpit and open it to chapter one which reads, "Chapter One: How to Avoid Death in the Air," then quickly the manual quickly goes on in the very next page to "Chapter Two: Now That You Are Dead." As that book seems to skip some important steps, I find myself with a long lead-in of character and plot development, now wanting to rush to the conclusion. I know that I will not, but I am talking about fighting the impulse. Now, being a guy, I know there is an easy metaphor lurking behind this dilemma regarding the impulse to rush things to a hasty conclusion, but in all seriousness, I am recognizing that there is so much craft involved in setting up the climax, and then having it play out in a way that is engaging, compelling, and memorable. (Okay, maybe it is a fitting metaphor, but wanting to talk about writing here.) Anyway, thoughts about pacing, particularly as you move towards and through scenes you've been building towards?