The new streak is alive and well! Last night I got 2800 words written, which is pretty good in my estimation since the NBA playoffs have resumed.
Anyway, I'm approaching a major milestone with my sequel. I feel it's going to be a better story than the first book. That is, provided I can clear up the issues with character development and pacing that I frequently struggle with.
At the same time, I am commissioning art for Book 2. That's hitting a bit of a speed bump. Remember how I always say things take longer and cost more than you plan when producing a book? I've got my expectations calibrated for expense now, I think, but the time still bothers me.
My artists aren't delivering on the timelines they set for themselves, and that disappoints me. Perhaps I'm too agreeable as a person. I hesitate to push them, since I genuinely like them as people, but missing deadlines over and over is really aggravating. So, here we are, again, waiting. :(
On the bright side, the work is never really finished. I've got plenty to do on this series to keep me busy, and I can't wait to share it with you!