Also, I wrote most of Chapter Seventeen.
So, I might as well throw up another word count meter:
34,429 / 100,000
I feel much better now. I know I still have to add a sentence or two more to the end of Chapter One, but I really feel good about the addition. I think it makes for a much stronger opening.
At the least I can keep moving forward through this draft without Chapter One constantly going "Hey, you, writer, stop wasting your time on those other chapters. You don' fix me, no one's going to bother reading any further. Hey, you listening?" while I'm writing.
Ah, blessed silence.