Nope, I'm not dead. Sorry to disappoint you. I've been busy with reading, writing, reading, family stuff, and reading. Nothing major to report - just some library books, really, to cross off the never-ending list of stuff I want to do. I have high hopes about the writing thing, but I'm still in the process of polishing and I'm not going to rush it until I make sure it's the best I could do.
Yeah, I know the real world doesn't operate like that. I can't either, but since I have some extra time, I want to make sure that I take the time I can. I can't say that none of it is procrastination or that I couldn't rush it just a bit more, but I will say that much of it is necessary.
There comes a point where good enough is good enough, but I'm not there yet.