I… don’t think my current WIP is terribly paced. There are a few scenes that I know were wheel-spinning when I wrote them, and that I definitely cut once I reach that point in revisions and replace with something else. There are a few chapters that I know are bloated, and two I think I can clip, but other than that I think most of the excess word count is just my normal internal monologue BS that I can easily cut down on. Compared to some stuff I’ve written without a more rigid outline, the story moves along at a pretty good rate. (It probably helps that I did have a outline, even if it wasn’t a very strict one.)
But damn if I don’t feel bad rereading some of my favorite books and taking note of the pacing in them. I still have a few big issues with the start of the climax and the establishing of a plot point in the middle of the story, but while I go through and revise that, I think I’mma also take careful notes on each chapter’s plot progression and exposition (and how the exposition is integrated) so see any places I can tighten things up.