A prequel has parameters set by the original novel and missing one event can throw everything off. I missed an event and had to backtrack; which, coincided with technical difficulties due to a real life storm . Waiting to publish my original novel allows me more freedom to change the timeline, but I’m not eager to do so. One chapter in my original novel will probably need a few changes, but I don’t expect a drastic change.
The last two months have been disruption and I may have another month before I kick back to the novel.