I know, I know. How long is a piece of string, right? But, is 10,000 words too much for a chapter? Particularly one where little action happens, as it's mainly being used to introduce characters? In my outline, I had listed 3 chapters, but, as they all take place in the same location, immediately after each other, I feel as though I need to combine them. I can't find a natural break to start a new chapter! I still plan to break the chapter, just not with a new chapter heading. But, from the perspective of a reader, does 10,000 words (my predicted word count) seen too long?