This week, I wrote a paragraph. 150 words. I also removed 400 words from a chapter.
Then I realized that an altercation between girl-protagonist and the local bullies is probably too suggestive… of violence. While she’s wrestling with one bully, another begins prying up a cobblestone to smash her skull. This creates the tipping-point for boy-protagonist to intervene; he’d rather avoid fisticuffs with goblins.
Getting from there to the next plot-point…. well, it seems abrupt to me.