Novel Woman hasn't disappeared completely.
Novel Woman has pneumonia.
Worse, Novel Woman's prescribed medication resulted in the sudden and violent loss of her breakfast followed by dry heaves all afternoon.
Bah. Novel Woman wouldn't wish this on her worst enemy. Well, maybe her worst enemy, but no one else.
Think happy thoughts think happy thoughts thinkhappythoughts...
I shall be back soon. Pass the Kleenex and keep your distance.