I wish the rushing I was referring to was an intentional plot device (which would at least mean I’d have a good reason for speeding along)!
When I mentioned rushing, I was thinking back to when I attempted to write my first novel. I was trying to draft the events as they happened in the story, but what I found was that I’d usually be so eager to get to a future part of the story that I’d skim over the portion I was currently writing so that I could forward more quickly.
I thought maybe this could be classified as forcing a plot point, but now that I’ve explained it a little more, I’m thinking the fault lies more in my impatience than anything else (though I also expect such a method would inevitably lead to a disappointing story arc)! =)
To the glory of God and for the advancement of His kingdom.