Been a while since I've logged one of these, unfortunately, but that's just the way it goes when planning and editing. I've partly been working on the worldbuilding, etc, for LUCIEN'S STORY, and that's not something I can really share much about, since I'd rather you learned of all that by actually reading the novel someday. The decision-making and discovery processes for that sort of thing are not all that scintillating, anyway.
The other part of what I've been doing is working on ALDEN RIDGE again. I showed the manuscript to an editor I know, to get some outside feedback, and this has resulted in some very good new ideas on how to handle certain aspects of the structure of the story. So I've been working on planning those changes, as well, and am just now getting to the point where I'll be working on them in earnest.
I'll post more updates as they become relevant, and try to keep you up to date on what's going on. I hope you're using my RSS feed and Google Reader (or whatever RSS program), and not relying on just checking back every few days.