I've still got three weeks to go until the end of my break and a return to Ain't No Grave. Until then, I'm trying to keep busy as much as I can reading, thinking about this other alien story that I had in my head earlier this week. It's a mental struggle that I have to tackle a day at time.
If I'm feeling desperate enough, I might cut down my break time. I started the second draft of Ain't No Grave well over a month ago, and haven't touched it in about three weeks. I already know that I'll have to discard it and start over. For all intents and purposes, I really have taken a month off from the book. Maybe it is time to get back to work.