I want to start off by apologizing for what seems like abandoning this story. Yes, it's been almost 3 years since I've updated, and yes for quite some time I even thought of just killing it off and not continuing especially after a few incidents involving a few people stealing parts of my story or claiming my writing as their own. It was just becoming too much of a hassle to handle anymore. In short, it stopped being fun. The last few years of my life have been rough, but I'm not going to bore you with details or what might sound like excuses.
With that being said I want you all to know that, no, I don't want to discontinue this story. I loved writing it and I still very much love Sonic the Hedgehog. Yes, I will be continuing it, but I will also be going back and revamping the entire story. Not so much as re-writing the plot, but just going back and sprucing up my chapters. Having started college classes, I feel that I have grown in my writing abilities and as a person and I feel I'm a better story teller now than I was before. It being summer now and with my work hours being as minimal as they are, I have time to write again.
I want to thank each and every person who has reviewed my story with kind and encouraging words and helpful hints. But as wonderful as all you reviewers are...
...you are NOT the reason that I write. I do not write fan fiction to see how many hits I can get. I do not write fan fiction to receive ungodly amounts of reviews. I was extremely surprised to see how popular this story has become and it does indeed warm my heart to see so many people reading, but I do not write for you.
I write for myself. I write to better my skills and for my own enjoyment. Fan fiction is merely practice for me when it comes to storytelling. On that note, I will not respond to threats, flames, or nasty language geared towards my lack of updates. I honestly do not care if you flood my inbox with childish name calling. Go ahead and write the nasty review if you feel you need to get it off your chance, but do not expect a reaction from me.
I bring this up because as many delightful reviews I have received, I have also found many hateful comments. Do not think words such as those will faze me in the least. At the most, they are simply annoying to have to constantly delete and roll my eyes at. I want it to be known that I read every single one of my reviews, even the bad ones. Comments that give constructive criticism are VERY welcome. I love it when people let me know of my mistakes so I can learn from them and fix them. I want to be a better writer.
Do not ask me when I will be updating because I don't know. I've just visited my story again for the first time in a few years and I've found I want to go back and fix some of it as well as finally finish it. I've also started other stories for other fandoms that I am also working on so please, either be patient, or don't read.
Thanks you for taking the time to read this if you have done so.