That chapter was quite a bit shorter than I thought it would be, only about 1400 words. But that's as long as it needed to be so that's the length it is. I now figure that my fist draft of "Cocke & Bull" will be a bit on the short side, maybe 75,000 words, but that's longer than the first draft of my previous novel was and it of course became Xeno's manuscript and the next revision of it might come in at 100K. Who knows? But I digress. Chapter 20 is done, and it's on to Chapter 21, currently titled "Noddy the Mare." Yes, that's a horse. But first, bed.
Wordcountometer = 61,817!
Edit to add: So as I said to Lois in the comments just now, this chapter tells me that it's unfinished. Or, if not unfinished, inadequate. The Event that must take place does take place, but the Meaning that the Event should have isn't there. Which means two things: 1) I did not adequately prepare the Event to have the Meaning, so I'll have to go back into previous bits of the story and properly foreshadow the emotions and set up the meaning, and 2) after I do that I'll have to revisit the scene and likely add about a thousand words. Which is fine, and I'm saving it all for revisions. Onward! Noddy the Mare awaits!