Hi Callie! After reading the advice books and getting writers block and starting to feel it all a drudgery, I was still proud of what I'd made, and I showed it to a computer friend. ouch. Well, he was honest. And I put it down for a while, and thought about what he said, and realized that though he isn't completely correct, he had some points. And that I shouldn't be waiting to get to my plot, but have it grinding away at all times. I needed to tell a story and not keep pausing in diary like scenes for my characters. It is a restart, and I'm trying again. But I also learned not to write a story when I don't feel it. If I wait a month, then the next chapter will magically flow. For me the advice to write some every night has to be tempered: write some, but don't force yourself to write on a project which you don't feel right now. So I go slow, JC. How are you doing? Is Callista well & happy?