Now a little about writing. I have given my manuscript to an editor. She emailed a few days ago and said she was one-third of the way through it. Now for the part I like. She said "I am riveted by your story and am enjoying it immensely. You tell a great story". It was really nice to see those words. Very encouraging.
While she is working on my debut adventure manuscript I have been working on the second in the series. Probably about two-thirds through the draft. It's not the first draft for all. I constantly revise as the story progresses along. I actually started the second one a year ago while revising the first.