I've already started writing the second, and once I found the entry point, I couldn't wait to keep writing it. But I feared it wouldn't be a good follow-up to DDL. The first one, I believed, would be a better follow up to DDL, so I started trying to write it this morning.
And here's the problem. It's progressing. But I'm just not enjoying writing it. It's not fun. I feel like I'm writing it because I should, and not because I want to. I still like the story, but I don't think it's what I want to write right now.
So there's actually not a problem. I'm putting away the first one and working on the one I want to work on. Fuck everything else.