The shortened chapters are not intentional. I usually try to hit 1000+ words with every chapter, but I don’t always reach my goal. I had my doubts with these two, since they were shorter than usual. Still, I am happy with the chapters as they are.
Working on two projects is a challenge, since I have to switch from fantasia mode to romance/supernatural/drama to work on both. It was easier to work on two projects when they were more closely related. I didn’t have to change the way I thought. Still, I love a challenge so expect the unexpected.