Well into my first attempt at a YA novel and I have run into a problem that may not be a problem. My chapters start out long, ranging from 5,000-4,300 words, and the later chapters towards the climax are like 3,000 words tops. Is that normal? I mean I have seen books like the Devinci Code that have really short chapters and books with really long chapters, but is it a rule or something that they should be about uniform in size? I could always just combine chapters, but I can't help but think that would feel kind of phony.