Are your characters, or you if it’s nonfiction, too brooding or reflective? Think about action and how you can turn a scene with too much pondering into movement.If it’s a scene trying to pick out what to eat, have them decide they really want something only to have the person in front of them buy the last one. What happens now? Is your protagonist in such a bad mood that they make bad decisions which in turn cause an accident, ruin an event, or the rest of the day? Does an argument ensue with the restaurant getting them banned for life? Does the main character try bargaining with the patron for the desired purchase, and end up creating a friend or enemy?
All of these outcomes lend to interesting possibilities. Remember, when a character acts, a reader engages.As a friend of mine often says “Would you rather read about a man thinking about death, or a man building his own coffin?”
Do you have any examples of creating better action? How are you doing on your WIP?