As somebody who was far more talented that I am once said, 'The report of my death was an exaggeration.' (No I'm comparing myself to Twain. I just like the quote.)
I am still working on 'The Private' and will post the remaining parts when the whole story is finished. Not sure how long that might take. I actually go a lot done this week but the preceding few weeks had no progress.
I got some good offers for help with editing but I've not sent anybody anything yet. I don't want to write myself into a literary corner.