I'm having hints that it's working. No words yet, but I'm starting to notice the weird stuff again, the things that make me wonder and ask 'what if?'
Like this, for instance (in case you're curious about how story brain works): I was reading an online article about the likelihood of the Cleveland Browns and Johnny Manziel parting ways, and I figured it would be pretty safe to read the comments. So I'm scrolling down through, and I see one that I think meant to accuse the football player of either being a chronic liar, or a pathological liar. But what it said was,
"That guy is a chronological liar."
Which made me think time travel. I mean, what kind of guy is a chronological liar? Whereabouts in time would you find him?
I don't know yet. But I'm starting to get curious, and that's a very good sign.