Book 1 is written, and I’m printing it out chapter by chapter for final edits. Once that’s done, the book is done and will be available to publishers, etc.
I’d like to get an agent, so I don’t have to worry about the selling part. I HATE selling. We’ll see how that goes.
Regardless, it’s almost done after quite the epic journey to get it there.
Book 2 should go significantly faster overall, after all the universe is well developed and doesn’t have to be created from scratch. Many of the characters now have depth and purpose. The setting is there. Things like that take time to create, and so won’t be as big of a time sink for book 2.