Well I think a year is more than enough time to disappear off the planet without so much as a check in. I've debated heavily for months whether or not I really wanted to return to DA, as things in my life have simply changed so much that I haven't had the time nor the energy to devote to it.
Yet, part of me just does not want to let go. Yes I have two kids, a job, a house to maintain and a million other obligations that suck the life out of me and eat up most of my time. Long gone are the days of just sitting and writing for hours on end, and my art is nearly non-existent. It's impossible to sit and draw with toddlers pulling at your papers, trying to grab your pencils and otherwise whining, drooling or attempting to eat/comment on the "pretty mans" you are trying to draw. :/
This winter, during a bout of crippling illness that affected everyone in the house, I did sit down for a week or two and work on a Hobbit fic. Doing that made me realize how much I still love and NEED to write, if only to keep that one part of me alive that is just FOR ME. Not a mommy thing, not a wife thing, certainly not anything to do with my shit-ass job or the rest of my pain in the ass family. JUST ME. (and Emily)
So here I am. Can I promise you regular updates? NO. But I will try to be more active and at least post something twice a month. I feel like that is a do-able goal with two kids under 2. I have started a Lone Ranger fic for what it's worth, but it's going to take awhile to see progress on that one, as I am working my ass off for the next two weeks. Old unfinished stuff is being looked at, reevaluated and slated for work as well. Fall's coming, so I'll try to work on the usual gothic themed works for that like Dark Shadows or London Trio along side Lone Ranger.
Then December brings Hobbits...and oh the Bagginshield you shall have then.
You might also see some Star Trek, Dr. Who, BBC's Sherlock, maybe even Avengers. GASP! Something NOT Johnny Depp related? Well, variety is the spice of life, and for now I think I well have all of Johnny's bases covered. But he's always brewing up something new (as in an Alice in Wonderland sequel, and another musical "Into the Woods") so don't worry, there's always more to go around.