Hello! I'm new here and I'm excited to take part in discussions with you all. I just finished my first novel outline last night, which is over 20,000 words long. It seems like the logical next step would be to work on a first draft. However, I'm intending for this novel to be a "launchpad" for an interconnected universe" of stories, so I'm wondering if I should work on world-building and setting up lore and mythology, or if I should just go on with working on the book I've already started and take it from there. I'd appreciate any advice you have. Thank you!