Contrary to what I wrote in the last few A/Ns about seven years ago, I have now posted a proper sequel to The Hard Way to Learn a Lesson. The first chapter is on my profile right now and it's called 'The Easy Way Out'. This one follows up with Bella and Edward nine years after the end of this story.
I know this is incredibly out of the blue given that I haven't posted anything to this site for over 5 years now but I've been thinking about this story a lot recently. Now that I am old, cynical and married myself, I realise that Bella and Edward's happily ever after was likely not the end of their story.
After all, no one has a baby at 17/18 without there being more to the story afterwards. Especially not someone as bright and promising as Bella.
So, as I'm currently suffering from terrible writer's block on my original writing, I thought I'd play about with a sequel to THWTLAL and I was pleasantly surprised to find that they have a lot more to say.
I don't know if there's many people still out there reading Twilight fanfictions now that the franchise is over but if there is anyone out there then please come over and say hi. Tell me what you're doing and how you are because I would love to hear from you.
There's a summary of what happened in THWTLAL at the beginning of the new story so please don't feel as though you have to or re-read this one. It's a brand new story and you don't have to read this one first to understand it. (This is probably a good thing because otherwise a lot of people would be gouging their eyes out at my 15-year-old self's appalling grammar! Sorry about that.)
So in summary:
Please check out the sequel, I'm dying to hear what you think. And then please come and say hi and reassure me that I'm not the only person in the world who can't seem to let go of Twilight fanfiction!
Best wishes to each and every one of you,
PS – I will be deleting this A/N and the one prior in a few days and, instead, adding a note about the sequel at the end of the epilogue.