i finished another chapter with 3282 words for a grand total for the month of 36,488. this was a rather short chapter that needs a little more work, but will stand as it is for night now. but it will get more fleshing out in the next read through/rewrite.
i decided to divide next week between three projects, so i should be able to finish some things, get some other things working, and keep on with the novel. one more shift and i'm off. that makes me happy.