Hello all. I am very sorry to get your hopes up, but this is not a new chapter. I decided to post this note in all of my stories that need to be updated as a way of apologizing and explaining. So, the apology to start;

I am truly sorry it has taken me so long to update all of these stories. They have constantly been rolling around in my mind, along with many new ones, but have just not had a chance to work on any of them. I started my freshman year at college this year, and free time has been pretty sparse. I have worked on them as a way to escape from the endless papers I had to write and reading I had to do, but it was never more than a sentence or three at a time. The desire to write and the guilt of not updating often combined to make an impressive argument, but I told myself that I would write like I have never written before during my January intersession. I got all the way through the semester, (surprisingly) still in one piece and (perhaps even more surprisingly) with grades that I am proud of. Unfortunately, my notorious bad luck once again reared its ugly head towards the end. My beloved laptop sputtered and died during finals week. Thankfully, it waited until after I had completed and handed in my Astronomy term paper. The same could not be said for my final Film portfolio. Long story short, I finished the portfolio, handed it in, packed up, and headed for home. Currently, my laptop is being repaired and should hopefully be ready to go within the next week or two. Hopefully the hard drive will still be fully intact – I really haven't gotten around to doing a lot of backing up lately. Take this as a lesson in Murphy's Law if you'd like. In the mean time my itch to write has not abated, nor have my ideas. I have several new ones started, many that need editing, and many that I just need to move on with. Many of these new ones come from fandoms I have yet to publish for. I may be able to get something (or even some things) out before my computer returns, with the files I was able to find on my flash drives and random chapters that have been scribbled in notebooks during lecture. If not, be on the lookout for AT LEAST one chapter – probably in The Final Battle: Ron's POV, which I have been working on recently. It's all a matter of the free time I have (which is not much during the holiday season) and access to computers. But the outlook seems fairly decent.

Again, I am really sorry that I have not been able to update as much as I would have liked to. I really appreciate all of you reading these stories that I put so much work into, and I really to appreciate every review I receive. There have been days where I am completely down, and have receive a review that immediately makes everything seem a lot better. So thanks so much you guys, and I hope you all have a wonderful, enjoyable, pleasant holiday season, and a bright 2011!