I have not worked on my novel in months. Since my loss I just lost all desire and will. I have continued to write, but mainly in the form of articles and blog posts (speaking of which, I have a new gig over at HalfHourMeals.com).
Anyway, recently my characters have been trying to get my attention. I think about them and want to return to the novel, though I have not as of this writing. I suppose after such a long break I will have to just jump in.