Happy 3rd Anniversary!!!
So I'm a good month and half behind since my site went public in June 2008. I blame that to life, but that's how it goes.
I just want to thank all my readers for your constant support. For coming to the site and reading my work and following me despite my crazy antics on Twitter. For those who ever left a comment on a story - your words mean so much to me. Indeed, your comments have always pushed me to write more, to write better. I wish I was able to reply to all of them (although I do try to reply to some!)
I want to thank Lily who lets me annoy her with teasers and passages. She also encourages the damn plot bunnies when they begin to drive me crazy.
Always, I thank Hokum who supported me so much in the beginning with this site and writing in this fandom. For joining me in my FG-ing and helping me with what plots to use.
To my lovely editor and one of my dearest friends, Sarah, for always helping me make decisions (although she does stray away from character death), for threatening me to make good choices (once again, to stay away from the killing of characters), for being a listening ear, an amazing editor and for always - always - keeping me grounded when everything got too overwhelming.
::// & other news
Fanfiction series is FINALLY done after 1.5years! Hope you all enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. I also hope the ending surprised at least one of you!
Mourning Song series is slowly being written. The problem with writing a sequel series is staying true to the characters as I portrayed them in the original series while also making sure they have some growth.
Reign on Me series is also being written, but at a quicker pace. I've gotten no reader responses on this series the last few updates and, that does sadden me as I enjoy writing it so much. Then again, I do know what's really going on behind-the-scenes with the characters, relationships and plot. I hope you guys give this series a chance.
Also, some of you may know, I began my fanfiction writing with the Harry Potter fandom. I've been transferring my stories from the forums I used to write in, over to a sister site (here). If you like HP fanfiction, take a wander over. Just keep in mind that I wrote a lot of those stories between 5-8 years ago ^__^;;
::Me, posting & writing...
For those who follow my site but not my twitter, I explained there why I haven't been updating as frequently as I had been in June. A few weeks ago circumstances led me to getting a spinal injury. I've been on indefinite leave from work, but I haven't been able to concentrate properly because of the amount of pain I've constantly been in, so I haven't even been able to write. I'm still recovering and, indeed, my specialist expects me to have a long road ahead for me, however I have gotten to a point where the pain is... tolerable. Hopefully, by August I'll be writing and posting regularly again.
This goes without saying, but I'm saying it anyway: I ask for all of your patience during this time. Pain with a spinal injury is different from other injuries because all gross movements (and some fine movements) of the body deal with the back. Also, even though this injury has affected my work in writing and keeping up this site, please do not forget that my life is ultimately affected. Unfortunately, I already have some permanent neural damage. The silver-lining is that the nerves affected are motor rather than my organs (still not a good thing, but it could be worse... I'm trying to see all of this with as much optimism as possible).
I'm not stating this to make you guys feel sorry for me, but I wanted to explain why it seemed I had so much time on my hands, but wasn't updating at all. I cannot stress enough how much this injury is impacting my life and future, especially since my chosen profession is so physical. It is my number one concern right now and nothing - not writing or this site or even this fandom - can come before it.
For the readers who have messaged (tweet'd?) me, your concern is much appreciated and, indeed, helps lighten my heart during this situation. The fact that you guys have supported me even in matters outside of the fandom truly touch me and remind me over and over again how lucky I am to have you guys as my readers.
For all of your continuing support and care, I thank you, my dear readers!
Take care & much love!