For National Novel Writing Month I'm rewriting my old manuscript because it needs major work. But I'm losing meat. I tried to keep every chapter at or around 2,500 words for my own simplicity. And I always made that, or more. Back then chapters were around 2,700 words on average. Now, four chapters in, I'm struggling to even maintain 2,500 words. Those length requirements were never set in stone, but I recently rewrote a chapter that was originally 3,000 words and now it's 2,600 words. I don't know what to do. If anyone has encountered this before, how did you handle this? Do I just push through it now and beef it up later?