As it turns out, the answer is no… and yes. I won't be the regular writer on JLA after all -- by my own choice. I've been having trouble with the deadlines, as has Ron, and I ultimately came to the conclusion that on a book that requires this much coordination, that ties in with so much of the DCU, I simply can't manage a monthly schedule, not with my current health. I'd still like to do the book regularly, but it'll have to be another time.
However, that doesn't rule out me doing more JLA stuff -- if nothing else, there are at least three follow-up stories planted in the "Syndicate Rules" arc, maybe more. So the plan is for me to write some follow-ups, on a schedule I can manage, and maybe they'll be used in JLA: Classified, maybe in the main book, who knows? But I was just talking this morning with a terrific artist who's interested in doing one of those arcs with me, and I'm sure he's someone most JLA fans would be very, very happy with.
So I won't be back after Geoff's arc, but I'll be back.