Finished the outline for the sequel. Still plenty of room to "tinker" (and for the final action sequence, I'm going to have to, as it's another complicated collision between several groups coming together at the same place). It makes it feel so much more "real" once I have mapped out more than just the general plot trajectory, but the smaller detours and subplots as well. I moved a lot of stuff around and I think I have the pacing just right, which is something I always worry about. There are a few scenes of building intensity in the first half to keep your interest, but then it just starts to go nuts in the middle, and never lets up, which is how I think this kind of story should be told.
I give my exams to my classes on May 11 and 16. After grading those, I'm going to sit here - right here, right where I am now! - and write a chapter a day. I'm so psyched.