I'm not sure what happened, but I've hit a real dry spell in my writing. Wait, I take that back. I do think I know the biggest source of my woes. When Zeek went on temporary hiatus while switching to a new host, my regular deadline - I wrote a lot over the past year - temporarily went away. And then the transition turned out to be much more complicated than originally anticipated -- the new site still has a ways to go before going live -- meaning that I've gone weeks without being forced to complete a piece. Some might welcome such freedom, the opportunity to work on longer-term projects. I believe I said that I would be looking forward to the break. But the simple fact is that I always get more done when I'm under the pressure of a hard deadline. Unfortunately, my efforts to simulate that sort of due date usually fall flat. If the injunction to perform comes from within, I find it too easy to ignore its call.