School has started up and my homeschool planning is finished, so I have finally picked up my writing again. The break has helped me more than I could have anticipated. It put distance between me and my stories, which helps me to see my writing with new eyes. The first time I pulled up The Race the Lies Before Us again, I immediately realized my hook needed to be rewritten and noticed a few sections that should be deleted. I never would have been able to do that without the distance of time.