But it's worth making sure a book has a good edit, and that's what this episode is waiting for now. My editor is a gem, but she had some time off over the holidays and now has a waiting list. That's okay. It's worth waiting for quality.
I'm third in line at present. The obvious thing to do would to be to get to work on Episode Eight, but I feel it's important to keep my mind on one episode at a time so that I don't confuse continuity. I don't know if some changes might become necessary on seven and it would be easy, with this many episodes, to accidentally refer to something that the readers aren't supposed to know about yet.
I don't work with a full outline, but I do have general bullet points about what will happen in each episode. That leaves room for my characters to surprise me. Some of the best action comes out of a sequence in progress and sudden inspiration along the way.
I've tried working on my other books between too and it just doesn't work for me. So, I'm on an enforced break. I estimate it will be another month before actual release of the next book. It will fly by! I promise.
I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next too.