I don't consider my writing career a hobby. For me, the release of Unbound is a dream come true. The writing, the marketing, the blogging, the interaction with other authors, and connecting with fans are all things I take very seriously. Besides, hanging out with you guys is the second best part of being a writer! The writing comes first, of course. I tell you this so you know I wouldn't just leave for weeks unless I had a good reason.
You can probably understand why I haven't been around now. The house burnt in one night, but the after effects have kept my family and I busy all week. I should also share that my computer was in the house. Ouch. Everything is replaceable though. :)