Which is why I haven't posted here in soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo long. The "work" spoken of these days is a series of sketches, more or less one a day. I've gotten up to 106 or so, and to be honest, they've expanded into pieces that can take as long as a 3 days to finish, but still have a "sketch-like" quality to them. It's been illuminating to remind myself of what I DON'T know, or had forgotten about drawing; and I've run into a few well worn assumptions that have been summarily thrown out. The bottom line here (if there actually IS one) is that the experience has truly underscored the importance of drawing every day. There's no other way to improve. Period.
And so I continue to draw. And sculpt. And I'm even writing short vignettes, again. Do the work, people. You'll be so glad you did.