I'm about 12,000 words into the new book and really enjoying it. And its so nice having two POV to write in after a whole book of just Rane previously. It helps so much. Ideally I'd like to have a draft finished by August but we'll have to wait and see. Maybe over Ramadan I'll be able to get a lot down. Our official working hours are only 9-2 apparently so that does free me up a bit. However I do have a week long trip to the ad festival in Cannes where I doubt I'll get anything extra done.
I'm still drawing too. I can really see the improvement with each drawing I do. I've also been watching how to videos on youtube. I really want to master backgrounds and perspective.
I've started a drawing of Ziyi from SWITCH/BLADE to try what I've learned so far.
Here's the first stage: