well, it's a little bit late now, but my birthday was the end of January. In the midst of it, I was on a deadline for my second book. The good news is that I did get that second book completed and out the door (via email) to my editor. Whew! Big sigh, there.
I do think that perhaps the second book had more angst surrounding it than I had with the first book. Although I wanted to sell that book very badly, I was more relaxed about the writing. This time I took on a challenge as well as a deadline (self imposed) and wanted to do it right. At first I thought the book was only going to be about half the length I needed it to be, but as I wrote it and added the dimensions and emotional depth required, it made it over the page count! Another golden moment.
So keep those good vibes coming my way that the second book is accepted as easily as the first. I'm prepared for a ten page revision letter, but I've done it once, I know I can do it again!