The story is progressing quite well aside from one gaping plot hole I noticed. I'm writing partly about the royal family of Frandia and I realized I left out a whole prince! Oops. And I need him in a critical scene later in the book. I added him to the scene I was writing at the time, and I will go back and add him to others when I start rewrites.
It occurs to me that I may have to cut subplots and possibly characters, including some of my favorites. But if they're that interesting they can always have their own book. It may become a series, instead of a trilogy with a prequel. Would that be a quadrilogy? If there's a fifth book will it be a quintology? I apologize. I'm rambling, aren't I?
Anyway, overall it's going quite well, so fans of The DeFord Chronicles, Part I can look forward to the sequel finally being finished, and hopefully published within a year.
I'm off to start dinner for the family, and then to help my NaNoWriMo region crack the top on the total wordcount scoreboard. Go Wisconsin: Elsewhere!