For what it's worth, I opened the manuscript and started writing some more this week, for the first time in a long time. I'm going to try to keep at it.
Just one small request, folks. A few of you (like iamnumberalpha) send me LJ PMs asking me to respond, and when I try to do so, I find that your privacy settings do not allow you to receive PMs. So check your account settings if you actually want me to reply to you!