Here is what a first draft is: it's the paint you mixed. It's the marble you quarried. It's the first in-costume run-through. Do not belabor your first draft. Just get it done so you can sit back after a few weeks' distance and start to play. Yes, I said play.
Writing sequels to books that were never meant to have a sequel is hard. This is especially true in commercial fiction because the genre provides, and readers expect, that the story is be wrapped up in a nice bow by the end. And a sequel necessarily means unraveling that nice bow.
We "chicks" have munched our popcorn while romantic comedies became just comedies. So, ladies, we have a mandate. We each have to buy a ticket to Magic Mike. The movie about the male stripper with that guy from The Vow.
It's been seven years since Nicola Kraus and Emma McLaughlin hit the bestsellers lists with their novel, The Nanny Diaries. Now they have turned their attention to the world of reality TV in a novel called The Real Real.