I'm looking at this break in a positive way: I was floundering a bit in my newer doodles looking for topics. I would draw the little guy and then stare at it for long periods, not sure what situation I should put him in. It turns out, except for my movie/anime drawings, I rarely put my horribles in "situations"--which is similar to my storytelling where I don't actually tell a story.
That's enough consternating. When I do return to full form, I promised myself I would not do this as much. I need to be more positive. Move forward, make the world a better place, cure cancer, you know, be good.