Rereading the novel was an interesting project and I created a lot of notes. I had been rereading the book very calmly for the last month or so, reading about 10 pages a day. But at the end, I suddenly sped up, excited for the ending, wanting to remember how I had written it. (That's the beauty of losing your memory for details.)
That last day I kept reading and reading and ended up reading the final 25 pages. I didn't want to stop. However, I noticed that there were a couple paragraphs that I skimmed. And as I was speed reading over them, I recalled a post of Ken Levine's celebrating Elmore Leonard.
Ken wrote that one of Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing was:
"Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip."
That's a good rule to keep in mind, especially when the writer tends to skip those parts too.