I'm so happy to say that this new book is planned! I made it to the end of my note cards with a solid plot, wonderful characters, and some believable villains. Yay! I have the confidence to know this book works from beginning to end.
Of course, there's always the flip side:
The moment arrives when I realize I'm writing a book and it's a good thing I'm attached to those characters and that plot and those terrific villains--because I'm going to be stuck with them for a long time.