Time can change according to circumstances. Here are a few examples, which you may find true.
1. Lunch hours and breaks go by faster than the same amount of time spent in a dentist’s chair or at a doctor’s office.
2. At the beginning of a vacation, there seems to be a lot of time, but by the end, you didn't do everything you wanted to do.
4. A Facebook hour goes by faster than a synopsis hour.
5. The older you get the faster time seems to fly. If you’re still young, you won’t notice this right away, but it will happen.
6. Similar to the one above - What seems to have happened last year actually happened at least five years ago.
7. Busy people make time to do more, while those who are not busy can barely do what they already do.
8. If you quit your day job, you’ll find more time to write. Someone, tell me, is this one true? I threw it in as wishful thinking. It hasn’t happened to me yet.
In Killer Career, the heroine has claustrophobia. I draw out the climactic scene when she’s stuck in the elevator. Can she find a way out?
11. Quickening the pace and speeding up time can also add tension. Short sentences, less description, more action help the reader’s mind leap ahead and wonder what will happen next.
Do these examples hold true for you? Have you noticed anything else about time? In what way have you seen or incorporated time in a novel?