However, I have spent that time being somewhat productive. The next Sir Edric story (not quite as big as the others but still perhaps twice a novella in size) has been written, to the extent of finishing the first few drafts. Beta readers are currently mauling it into a shape suitable for human consumption. I don't anticipate it being released this year, but fairly early next year, though it's hard to be certain.
However, there will be some festive Sir Edric news, so watch this space in December.