Forty-five minutes in “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway takes up 5 pages. One hour in “Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin is condensed into 3 pages. One day in another story could take over a dozen pages. Just something to think about. Time is not ever something to be overwhelmed by. Use it to your advantage, let is pass as it may, and take your real time as it comes.