This question alone is a great reason NOT to tell people you're writing a book. They will drive you up a tree. Of course, in my case, I kind of need the nagging to keep me honest...so. Hey! Guess what? I'm writing a book.
How's it going? Thanks for asking. Awful! I have the worst time starting out; it's so painful to get into new characters and a new world. It's no wonder writers do book series that go on for all eternity!
I wrote my fanny off the other day and got most of a chapter done. Now, you figure I'll something like forty chapters, and you can guess that it's intimidating. I had the best time blowing through the last half of my previous book that I was encouraged to start the next. Guess what? That's where the hard part lives!
So keep on asking. I'll keep writing and I WILL get the book done sooner