Ha ha! Oh, pacing; we meet again. My arch-nemesis of writing.
I'm seriously just aeful at pacing. Scenes tend to FLY by when I'm writing them, and I feel like I've never let them go enough. And I'm not sure why; most of my weaknesses have improved with age and practice. I used to be terrible at description and narration, but I feel as though those have both improved. But I can't seem to get over the pacing hump.
A lot of it comes down to focusing on the minute details of a scene. Body language, appearances, setting... using all of those as peripheral "characters" to establish the mood and ideas you are trying to get across. I'm bad at that, but it really helps with pacing because it adds flavor to the story/chapter without making it feel "dragged out".
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