time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
Of cabbages--and kings--
And why the sea is boiling hot--
And whether pigs have wings."
'The Walrus and the Carpenter', Lewis Carroll
I have been trying to put off making this announcement for weeks now, but over the last few months I haven't been able to deny that it would come. All writers here are aware that there will come a day when they will simply out-grow FanFiction, both as writers and as people. I feel that I have reached that day. Yes, I am aware that I have left projects unfinished, and I do still intend to finish them someday, I even still have ideas that could make good little one-shots, but these are no longer my focus.
In October I graduated from high school and in mid- December I received a letter from a university that they intend to offer me a place for the course I desperately want to do in the New Year. It is a course on professional writing and editing and I feel certain that the skills I have collected as a member of the FanFiction community will serve me well. However, as I ultimately intend to make my living as a published author I feel that I should stop seriously writing FanFiction and instead focus all my efforts on the plots I've developed over the years but always put on the back burner for various different reasons.
I will not be removing my stories from the site, as I don't really see a reason to. They will remain here for all to enjoy and re-read if they wish. God, even I come here to re-read them sometimes. I will also remain open to betaing projects if any other writers out there require advice or editors.
I have sincerely enjoyed the time I've spent writing for FanFiction, and am grateful for all the support I have been given. I only hope that you can understand my decision and support me in this also.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.