I am not dead.
The long version is that I got a really stubborn case of writer’s block and retreated briefly into some of the rather fantastic new shows on TV. TV is bad for my productivity even when I’m not completely unable to write, so I ended up in an unpleasant loop of deeply depressing unproductively, punctuated by bursts of feeling very sorry for myself. Fortunately, some friends got me working on a new RP campaign which seems to have jarred me from my torpor. Back to the Cannonball!