I haven’t updated in a while because…
I’ve been writing the damn thing!
I’m a bit over 20,000 words into my novel, though I’m certainly not writing it in order.
I have the first chapter more or less down, and I’ve skipped the second chapter to do the third, which I’ve almost completed. Once this chapter is complete, I’ll have close to 22,000 words and be roughly 40% done with the novel.