After going over six options besides a sequel, Jane and I decided, for now, to just begin the sequel. So onward and upward!
By the way, Jane’s sister read TW and loved it! My sister is now reading it, and so far so good. Jane and I realize that family members are not necessarily good beta readers but it is still fun to have them read and like what we’ve done. It is encouraging. The true test will come in the near future when we start subbing to agents and editors.