Just know that I am not dead. I have been seriously keeping myself busy with things and not making the time to write like I should have. I’m sorry. But I’m picking up again where I left off and have been giving serious thought to the story I’m trying to tell. So far I’ve been stuck in chapter 3 because I’m just not feeling the way the story is going so far. That being said, don’t freak out cause I’m not going to trash everything you’ve put effort into reading. Part of the reason I feel less about this story is I’m trying to reduce the amount of cliches that are in most books. This starts with one seen in a lot of fiction and fantasy about a character who is given an insurmountable obstacle as a graduation exam and then passes, kind of. I feel like it gets used to show that the character is special and different. Which is not inherently bad. But is a tired means. What about something happening when no one is expecting it. Which again, is another thing that happens often. Routine XX goes awry when XX suddenly is realized. But there’s something to be said for plots. Right? They are there to get the story started. And for the most part they do the job even the ones that we see all the time. The question is…do we pay attention that much? or just accept that every story has been told and retold?