So. This is what's going on. I haven't updated my story since June of 2012. I know. I'm one of THOSE. One of those authors who everyone secretly hates. The ones who don't do regular updates.
The reason why it's taken me so long is because I've been working on another writing project. My novel. I've been working on it literally every day since January of this year. I'm over 400 pages into it and I estimate that I'll be finished by the end of the year. Also I finally did the 'adult' thing and got a full-time job and my work hours are really wonky because of the job I do so sometimes I work 12 hours in one day and I'm exhausted and barely have the energy to write some of my novel let alone fanfiction and etc etc.
Aaand... the truth is... I actually did finish the story. I wrote the ending chapter and everything. The thing about that chapter is... it's complete and utter shit. No joke. It's a soap opera. Three year coma and sappy happy ending and everything. So... I scrapped it.
Now. I've been wanting to try my hand at writing a long fic for a while. However, none of the story ideas I have will work for a long fic. They're all pretty much short story ideas. The only one that does work... is Troubled Blessing.
So this is what I'm going to do. I'm rewriting the first three chapters and then expanding the story to include other characters, sub-plots, background on the war, some of Harry's childhood, Draco and Lucius' story, etc. I want to fix my characters. My characters are too ooc and they have no depth and I want to attempt to fix it.
Now, unfortunately, I'm not going to get to this right away. I'm going to finish my novel first. And then I'm not going to post right away. I want to try and get at least five chapters written before I start writing and then I'm going to attempt to update a full chapter once a week. So I won't start updating until about halfway through January, if my novel wraps up when I estimate it will.
Alright guys. Sorry for the false hope. I know a lot of you probably thought this was a chapter.
Anyway... see you in the new year. :D
December 4th, 2013
Oh! And also... I looked at my stats for this story for the first time and found out that I have over 18k hits on it as well as viewers from literally all corners of the globe. I am astounded at this and am in love with all of you. :) Thanks guys.