The first draft of book three, Mary of Starlight, is complete. I typed the word "end" at exactly 11:40pm tonight. Now my wife, who doubles as my first draft reader, gets to experience the glorious lack of rewriting and polish, as she slogs through all 94,515 words. Joy!
It's always a good feeling to finish a book, even knowing that there is a whole lot of work yet to be done in the rewrite. I think I will take a little break after this and work on some other projects before I dive into the final volume in the series.