Not that I've gone anywhere, but I've been somewhat busy with life and with Fiona (my NaNo MC). I've got an idea of where I'm going and, thanks to my friend Pam, I've gotten some new ideas. I was really afraid that I was getting stuck. The story was resolving itself a lot faster than I needed it to. After all, 6000 words does NOT a novel make!
But, thanks to a question from Pam on our Forum at WVU, I've been able to come up with some ideas to throw a spanner in the works... which should slow down the course of the story. I hope anyway.