Just a short note to say I'm still here.
Somethings just take time. A year or two ago I finally put in the time and effort to make writing work more or less how I wanted it to. Since then, I've done the same with a few other hobbies. Each is starting to click in its own way. Now my job is to make them work together, and take care of some other business that's been sidelined for too long. It's not a fast process, but that's OK. I've gotten a lot more patient over the years.
I grew up outdoors, so I write more in the winter months, when it's dark. For now, I'm going out to enjoy the sun. I'll be back soon.