Hey everyone. Recently I posted an Author's Note saying that my stories would be put on hiatus. And they were, for quite some time. I needed that break. I needed to give myself time to reoperate, to get myself together; ultimately, to get myself out of this slump I constricted myself to. Nevertheless, I didn't get myself out of it. I was actually only getting worse. Turns out, the only thing I needed all along was someone to remind me of something. That someone was my mother. We had a long talk, that was very eye-opening. In short, she basically gave me reason to push forward and stop feeling sorry for myself. I needed that. Since then, I've been better. Far more optimistic about the future. I've even forced myself to sit my ass down and focus on my main goal - to become an author. It's not going to happen unless I write, write, write!

Anyway, now that I've stretched this on long enough, I want to let you guys know that I fully intend on picking these stories back up VERY soon. I'll keep this note up for a while, delete the other one, and ask that you give me EVEN more patience than you have already so I can meet up with the stories again, get to know them like a friend, and get back on track.

It's also very comforting to me that I had people reviewing my stories, adding them to their favorites, messaging me and giving my stories very much attention even while I was distant from them. That always made me very happy seeing that. To some people, that may not have been a big deal, but in my state of mind at the time, it was - and also, writing stories is like creating something very special to me, and getting people to acknowledge them AND appreciate them, makes me THRILLED.

Alright, well, at this rate, I could have finished all chapters I'm due for ;) Thanks for being there for me, you guys! And by the way, I'm back! :)

Sincerely, Carrie. XO.