I've cut another flashback of talking with the father. It's actually quite fun to slash at my own writing. I've done it so much for Phill that saying UGH to my own writing is enjoyable, easy even. Phill never liked the flashbacks. He's all for the change. I'm comfortable with trashing them.
What I need now is for someone to help me decide if the character building of Trixie and Duncan is worthwhile. I just can't do that because, well, unlike the main characters, these two represent actual friends of mine. Friends that I adore. That I want to hug daily if I could. I like them that much.
So, uh, help?