Illusions: Deleted Scene
The following scene takes place in Illusions shortly after Klea introduces Yuki at Laurel's house. As always with these deleted scenes: potential spoilers follow!
When I'm writing, sometimes I write scenes that are just a little too... meta. I really liked the idea of Chelsea and Laurel using a creative writing class as a cover so they could discuss Laurel's secrets out in the open. Originally I used this scene to set up the later scene in Illusions where Chelsea does talk about Avalon in front of Ryan. But when writers write about writing, it can come across as navel-gazing--or worse.
Even knowing this, it was hard to cut this scene. Laurel, Chelsea, Ryan, and David actually hang out a lot, but most of those gatherings take place "off screen" and I wanted to address that. In the end, though, it was too Mary Sue. I think the book is better for the cut, and honestly it wasn't even much of a cut.
But that doesn't mean I'm above sharing it here. :P