You know they say that you can never go home again.
Well I have successfully done it! Okay, so maybe the people near home have changed, and boy, the neighborhood really has changed. But at least my mom and pop haven't changed. much. except for getting older. and a bit crankier. But my mom's cooking hasn't changed, and the lacy tablecloth on her credenza hasn't changed, nor has her salt-and-pepper collection, well, except for the new one I gave her for Christmas.
Needless to say, I'm back now, and I'm going to start working on the story again. Just so you know, I don't actually write anything before I sit down at that empty box saying submit story. There is no back log of chapters that haven't been put up here. I'm still trying to learn how to do this writing thing, and hoping I can get it right.
So that thing about feedback being the only reward the writer gets is absolutely true in my case. It's also the only motivation I get as well.