First, I never really left. Been lurking for pretty much the entire month, but drew the line at posting or commenting, which I admit was kind of arbitrary.
Second, I failed NaNoWriMo. Got up to about 35k words. There are a lot of reasons, some predictable, some just due to personal failings, but I've mostly decided to lay the blame on my body betraying me. I was supposed to spend this last weekend catching up and I got hit by the flu. Still coming down from it.
Plan is to get back on the horse starting now, but by that I mean the novel horse, the LJ horse, the real life horse, and a few other horses too, and we know how that usually works out. Anyway, don't be surprised if I pop up in your old entries to say hi.