When I first started writing I thought I needed to account for all of my main characters time. My writer friend called it pedestrian writing.
She got into the car. She drove to her friends. She got out and went inside.
(horrible, but you get the point)
In the past I spent more time trying to writer creative descriptions about moving from one scene to the next when all I really needed to do was end the scene and start again somewhere else.
So that's what I'm trying to do. I don't have to tell the reader everything the main character does. Readers are smart and they can make the right assumptions about what your character has done between scenes.
How about you? Do you feel like you need to account for all the time or not?