I am currently writing chapter thirteen of my WIP, and I just realized that it's going to be a massive chapter, I mean I have kind of focused on shorter chapters (average range 1000-2500 words per chapter, with chapter ten being an exception with ~3500 words). The point is, I was aiming for shorter chapters because it is an action book for YA so I want to hold their attention because I remember a time when I was younger and it was difficult for me to get though books if the chapters were too long. Anyway, chapter thirteen is already at 1500 words, and just getting off it's feet in terms of what I planned on including in it. I wouldn't be surprised if it hit 5000 words or more. Here's the thing, would a massive chapter amongst a legion of shorter ones be distracting for you as a reader? I don't want someone to be use to having 5-10 page chapters and then all the sudden here comes one that's 25+ and they might get pulled out of the story wondering what's up with this? Do you know what I mean? Would you guys suggest breaking this chapter into two parts, breaking them up as part one ending in a mini-climax and then part two being even more intense? Should I just keep the behemoth chapter and try to tame it? I don't know what kind of direction I want to carry this, so input would be appreciated.