I'm very pleased to report that the first draft of book #3, the sequel to Burnt Worlds, is done. I finished it last night, and I'm happy with how it turned out.
Now, I'll send it into the corner to think about what it's done. I'm going to return to it in a month or two, so that I can look at it with a fresh brain.
In the meantime, I'm going to start the editing process for book #2 (MCtW). I've got a stack of fantastic feedback from four tremendous humans. I like how they give totally different types of feedback about totally different things. One has an eye for character development, one is watching word choices, that sort of thing. It really helps.
So that's what I'll be doing next. My schedule is unchanged: I want to have #2 ready by the end of Q1, and #3 by the end of Q2. That still looks entirely do-able, barring anything unexpected like a zombie invasion, or getting probed by aliens; that sort of thing.