There Must Be 50 Ways to Bore Your Readers
Elmore Leonard said CUT OUT ALL THE BORING PARTS.
But whats boring?
1. When you make your story a soap box or bully pulpit to bring readers to Jesus or Mao or your other favorite Divine Cause.
2, Stop to smell the roses. Lotsa writers inflate word count with irrelevant digressions. I think it was Chekhov who said, IF YOU PUT A GUN IN THE STORY USE IT.
THE ONLY THING PEOPLE LIKE MORE THAN YOUR ASS IS THEIR OWN ASS.