Okay, so! I thought you folks deserved an explanation for why I have been so inconsistent answering messages left here.
I'm a flake.
That's it, really. I could put qualifications in, but why obscure the basic point?
It may be useful to those who really want to get my attention to know HOW I'm a flake. I get super-focused when I'm writing, or when some major life event is going on. If a miracle happens, I'm able to drag myself away once or twice to post something, but mostly I just disappear. Then when I get back, I post something during the scramble to catch up.
It's pretty common, by the time I have attention to spare to start answering messages, for me to have missed a whole slew of them. It's not because I'm not interested in the messages. On the contrary, the comments I get here TICKLE me. I'm just a flake.
Now you know, and knowing is half the battle!