Yes. So last month I sort of completely fell off the face of the planet. There's really no excuse for it, but I definitely took a big long break from working on my game. I spent a bit of time pushing and advertising Zep's Dreamland on iPhone, but that's about it.
As usual, I was obviously thinking about the various things that need to be done, especially including editor work to add metadata to specific objects in the game world. I'm constantly feeling like there must be a better way to do this. This is something that I feel is preventing me from just getting on with is and cramming something out that "just works." I'm beginning to convince myself that this is exactly what I should do, just to get a working implementation to see how things fit together.
Lack of art has been slowing things down, as it begins to get frustrating when you see everything advancing except for the look and feel of your project. I spent a bit of time doing some random spriting. Surprisingly, it lasted a lot longer than I thought. I got one decent sprite out of it. Unfortunately, it didn't last as long as I would have liked it to.
In the end, not much has happened. I'm hoping some motivation will come out of nowhere and blindside me, but I think that could potentially require getting someone from the outside to help and prod me along.