I'm still here and still writing. Currently all my energy is going into an fictional autobiography of Themistocles, which at the very least will force me to confront events in O&E from a different vantage point. It's pretty exciting actually. It's all hand-written right now and as soon as I finish I'll move it to Word Document form. At least that's my goal: to finish a complete manuscript and have it both in electronic and written form. How exciting would it be to say I finished a literary work, even if it reads like a Bablefish translation?
Wish me luck!