Anyway, I want to experience lost time. I'm not talking alien abductions... because that would be strange and awkward. (The awkwardness comes later.)
So, I've found when I'm writing--I like to crush everything into a few days. I don't like to let time pass. There is no Tempis Fugit. I can't figure out how to let my story spread over time without outlining every day. I'm not sure if this is a flaw or not.
I *think* in YA books it almost makes sense not to let days go by unnoticed because really... when you're in high school... each day can be significant. Plus, if you have any type of romance going on... which... I'm a girl (gasp! What! Wendy is a girl's name?) My books always have some element of romance even though none of them are "romances." If you have any type of romance, time slows down for lovers. I'm convinced of that. So, maybe in some circumstances, it's okay to suck the life out of days.
I find myself watching for time bridges as I'm reading now to see how other authors handle it. Life can be mundane. You don't need to tell when people brush their teeth.
How do you handle passing time? Do you cut to new chapters? If you could post excerpts... I'm sort of curious. (Wendy blushes... if you wouldn't mind... I mean. No pressure.)