The last couple of months have been hectic, but after a major change in my life, things have stabilized and I can spend more time writing in the evenings. So where are things at?
Book 2 has been outlined twice from start to finish and I’m very happy with it. I’m glad I took the extra time to work on this, expanding the plot, world and mythos. Currently I’m working on character arcs to make sure they grow, evolve and interact in a way that is organic and in tandem with the plot. Thereafter I’ll formalize the environmental sketches and then I can finally start the first draft. With everything in place, writing the draft should be significantly faster than with my previous novel (pantsing is fun but not very time efficient).