So, now that I finally have free time, (yay end of school!) I've been doing a lot of thinking. And one of the things I've been thinking about is this story.
And I've realized that it's not really that good.
I'm not going to go so far as to say that it sucks, because it doesn't, but the fact of the matter is that I made a lot of mistakes. I introduced the concept of "good Slytherins," but I never went anywhere with them. I brought Sirius back to life, but never used him. I made a big deal about gathering the DA, but I never did anything with them. In short, I got caught up with my main plot and forgot to work on all of my subplots.
There are other things I feel could be better, but I'm not going to bore you by listing all of them.
You see, I started writing the story back in 2006. I was a high school freshman then. Now I'm a high school graduate.
I have grown exponentially as a writer since then, and first of all I have to thank all of you who have reviewed this story, especially those of you who have been with me from the beginning, like Matt the Batman Fan, Suliac Griffin, LordStrongpaw, Buffalo1fromSalem, and probably some other people whom I've forgotten to mention. You guys are a huge part of the reason I have grown so much.
But now I'm facing a bit of a dilemma. Because the truth is that I'm not satisfied with this story as is. I can't just continue it; I would have to go back and re-write basically the entire thing, and I simply don't have the time to devote to it.
I have too many other stories I want to work on, including an original novel which I hope to start sending to publishers within the next year or to. Maybe I'll get back to it after I finish my current to-do list, but more likely I'll have a new list by then.
So, this story will probably either sit, unchanged, forever, or I'll take it down.
And while I was agonizing over this decision, I realized that it isn't really mine to make.
I'm going to put a poll up on my homepage. Let me know what you think, and we'll go from there.