To all my wonderful readers,

Wow. Just, wow. I really hoped I wouldn't have to do this, ever, but recent events have forced me to this.

I realize (and am eternally grateful for) that you have put up with my constant non-updating, and stuck through with me this far. I also realize that as I type this you are all probably sharpening pitchforks and firing up the torches, but please, take a moment to consider my argument. Please, don't kill me yet…

You see, a lot of stuff has been going on in my life, and I am taking an opportunity to step back and re-evaluate some things. I really am not writing this to make excuses about myself or anything, but I have been dealing with a lot of stuff lately, including planning a move halfway across the world and some big family issues, and I've been assessing what is really important in my life.

Writing is, of course, very high on my list, but I don't know that I can manage to keep up with updating regularly on fanfiction and also with all my own writing and all the other stuff going on in my life. I will still try to update all my stories, but I will not be able to do it regularly, and I doubt I will be updating promptly.

I am so sorry, and I completely understand if you want to build voodoo dolls of me and poke me repeatedly. I am enjoying writing this so much, and am very reluctant to stop, but as of now, my stories are on hold.

Thank you so much for sticking with me this far, and for all your wonderful reviews. I am so, so, grateful for it all.

-Penny, aka, Lan's Mashiara.