Writing Tip: Sometimes "the" is not needed.
I'm not really done for today so I am not going to list chapter and word count. But a reader note brought my attention to this passage, and I saw another edit. In the end, my editor has to take the manuscript away from me, or I would tweak forever.
In this sentence:
Tipper gasped as the pain shot from her foot, up her shin, and beyond her knee.
we can take out the "the."
Tipper gasped as pain shot from her foot, up her shin, and beyond her knee.
I like the second version a lot better.