I'm sorry that life is getting in the way right now! :( Any progress is better than no progress, though.
Do you have all of the Persona soundtracks? If you skim through the 2009 and 2008 soundtracks on GameMP3s
you can find the P3 and P4 soundtracks. 2009 also has the The World Ends with You + Subarashii Kono Sekai soundtrack, too, which is /NOT/ the same as the standard The World Ends With You soundtrack. It's all remixes, plus songs that AREN'T on the original soundtrack. That's a little quirky, but at least it's modern.
Hope you find something you can focus on, though!
As for chapters, I can tell you a trick that helped me! I've been obsessing about word count. OBSESSING. (I actually have an Excel file where I'm tracking the word count for every chapter. It automatically tracks the total for me, too.)
I decided that I was going to do moderately long chapters at 3,500 - 4,000 words long. Then I decided that I wanted to be near the "average" length for a YA novel, which is about 70 - 80,000 words. Then it was just math. At ~4,000 words, that's 18 - 20 chapters.
I had a couple of 5,000 word monstrosities in the middle, and they threw off my total here. If I split the Christopher chapter (which is ~5,500 words) into 2 chapters, then I've ended up exactly where I thought I'd be. \c.c/
If you're feeling REALLY organized, you can:
* Decide how long your story should be
* Decide what your average chapter length will be
* Determine the number of chapters
* Then use story structuring
to pinpoint where the 1/4, 1/2, and 3/4 point hits in your story.
... Because that tutorial gives you some rough estimates about when major events should fall. So then you can pinpoint the approximate chapters when major events should fall. You don't even have to know what they are yet. Just "Hey, if I'm going to have a story that's ~15 chapters long, I guess the introduction has to be done by chapter 3 or 4, and everything should be coming to a crisis around 7 or 8."
You change everything when you write, of course. But it helped me immensely.