Yes. Much better. Made it through those last to pages and gained 529 words for the chapter. Not too bad. That's right at about the proper number of words per page. And the new version of the novel itself is up to 45,000 words. If this goes to 80,000 then I am actually over half way there.
Oh, and better still the next chapter is another of the little two page ones showing things happening elsewhere. Better and better. I like having the short pieces to do.
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