I'm alive and will continue writing and posting. The delay is caused by relocating my home and work office.
On a side note, it's a little weird, or maybe not, whenever I submit a new chapter the score of the story drops (insignificantly, but still!), but if there is a longer break, the score is climbing. I wonder what my most appreciated readers are trying to tell me. I know there is a saying, "Absence makes the heart grow fonder."
Anyhow, may the score drop soon again.