I’m back. Did you miss me?
Hopefully you noticed my absence. I do have a legitimate excuse – I’ve been busy revising/editing one of my horror novels. I’m not going to divulge the story just yet; it may disrupt the creative process (pretentious or what?) But I’ll keep you informed. You’re dying to know, right? BTW you won’t sleep much after reading it, so rest up while you can.
So what shall we talk about instead? There is an issue or a question rather, that I want to tackle this evening. So please, stick around and we’ll look at it together. Maybe you’ll add your own thoughts later.