Well, when last I posted, I had THOUGHT I was going to have time to write again. I was wrong. I had too much going on in my life and had to put my writing on hold (among other things).
I would also like to offer my apologies to those I haven't responded to in email. I'll hopefully get to the backlog over the next few days.
In a week or two, I once again think I'm about to have time available. I still need to get my new desktop set up -- by the way, since I write on my laptop, this is not a direct excuse/reason for my absence, but it should be the last big item on my "to do" list that needs to be completed -- after which I may have an hour or more every day or two to get back to writing.
The good news is that I've been building up ideas that haven't had an outlet for the past couple months, like steam build-up in a boiler that's either going to start powering an engine or will explode in protest.