Ok here's the deal with Battlemage: I had gotten a first draft down on paper pre-hiatus and realized it needed a lot more than just ironing out and polishing up. It needed a catastrophic rewrite. I've just started out doing Battlemage 2.0 lately, and pretty much the only things left standing are character names and a few plot points. The hero's changed, the antagonist, yeah almost everything.
The good news is that I'm doing up an extended synopsis of BM 2.0 and it's going pretty quick. Things been stewing the the ol' subconscious all this time I suppose. So far it feels like a more solid, grounded story. Maybe because I'm more solid and grounded, eh?