No, I haven't fallen off the face of the planet.
I've been teaching -- and that's an accurate statement for my current job. I, occasionally, substitute teach in a surrounding-area school district. I love the elementary age. They like learning -- most of the time -- and they haven't turned lippy, yet. If you have a teenagers, middle school or high school, or have ever been around a teenager, you'll understand. My current teaching assignment is for a straight six weeks and requires grading, extra meetings, student assessments, etc. Real teacher stuff. I love the school and the kids are . . . well, they are nine and ten year olds, what's not to love?
However, I've been a little busy. Between grading papers in the evening and still working on Fast Draft, there's been no time for blogging.
I miss visiting your blogs and hope to be back soon.
Until then, happy writing to all of you.