I am back in the saddle writing away again. Okay maybe not in the saddle writing as that doesn't sound very productive, but back at my desk writing again.
It turns out the time off may have been helpful as I saw something about the flow of SSS I didn't like while refreshing myself by reading the outline. I tweaked the outline and then rewrote the parts of the actual story to reflect the changes and how they cascade throughout the story line.
It's amazing that sometimes you can be to close to the project to see it clearly.
If you haven't checked out my zuda project yet, time is running out.