So the long and short of it is that there's been a long-term family issue over the past few years alongside other work problems. I will say that some things are resolved but it will be a long time before I can honestly say things will be okay again.
When one comes out of such a situation and after so many years, you find you're not in the same place you were before as a creative type.
I'm making a concerted effort to draw again -- but this is all for myself. No more deadlines for serials or convention artist alleys. Just for me.
Right now, my game friends have given me lots of inspiration to draw from, so I've been slowly rolling around doing sketches for them (unprompted). I don't know yet how much I'll paint (except the one big piece I can't show until next month).
However, I will be active again on twitter when I do produce something-> twitter.com/Elisa_Swann and begin trying my best to get back on my original twitter: twitter.com/superstorygirl and immerse myself back in the creative world.
As for Book 2 of Tales, that proof is sitting there and I know I have an ending I want to avoid. I honestly want to rewrite portions to change the fate of Miss Swann, but I think mentally I am not going to be able to touch it for a little while longer. Those who know me hopefully understand why.
In any case, I do hope you are all well. I know people have largely left DA for other places. Please let me know where else you may be = whether that be instagram, tumblr, or twitter. Thanks!