The new writer is writing, very slowly, but the quality is really great IMHO. It's also a rather difficult game, because has lot of branching, side-missions, etc. So I have to say that's harder to write than my other games.
Anima is still coding the framework, has some small issues but even with it is going forward. Artist had some health issues, but she said will try to do one drawing a month. As you can imagine one-drawing a month is not really much since there are all the talking poses to finish
(I think 4-5 missing, don't remember).
In summary is just a really weird case of combined bad luck, but I think in the end will be worth the wait: the new framework Anima is doing will be much more powerful and flexible and will be used also on Loren 2 and future RPGs. For the artist, worse case I can use the standing sprites during beta and put the final images once the game is out. For the writing... I'll try to push the writer faster, but to be honest right now is not a big problem if he keeps writing like this every day. He's motivated but doesn't have much free time