Hooray and huzzah! A problem of structure for the next chapter in The Welcomer (a.k.a. "The Novel-In-Progress", "My Current Effort", and "The Damned Thing") finally resolved itself last night. I've been stewing over this for a couple of weeks now. The problem in question whose solution I finally realized was of sufficient annoyance that I was giving serious consideration to omitting the chapter entirely, although I believe the information it contains is really essential to the climax of the story. It's always exciting to overcome a bump in the road.