I FINISHED EDITING IT...FINALLY. I thought I'd be done in a couple of weeks and it took me six months! For those of you interested...that's longer than it took for me to write it in the first place xD
But, I have finished, and this is the last author's note I shall be posting for this tale.
The success of this story has boosted my confidence in my writing abilities, and for that I must thank each and every one of my readers. Even if you haven't reviewed, just knowing that you've read my work is enough for me. Thank you :)
In total, this story is 180+ pages as a Word Document with font size 12...so I also feel that cookies are in order for everyone who trekked through the entire thing! Cookies for all :3
I did not write this tale for myself – it is for you and you alone to enjoy. The greatest gift you can give an author is appreciation and I would dearly appreciate yours, however big or small it may be :)
There are just a few people I'd like to thank in particular...
PenMagic – You've never played the games, but I cannot tell you how thrilled I am that you still read my work and enjoyed it...that means so much to me coming from you, being yourself such a talented, wonderful writer and friend. You have reviewed every chapter without fail and for that I am eternally grateful to you. Thank you :)
MrBlack103 – You've been a tremendous help, my friend, your knowledge of the Ratchet and Clank games seemingly knowing no bounds! Your reviews have been both encouraging and uplifting for that I thank you :)
KiwiLombax15 – I've said it before and I'll say it again, you are my unofficial beta reader. It's slightly baffling how you pick up on practically every spelling or grammatical error I make, but I thank you nevertheless because it shows you care and are actually paying attention to my work. And you seem to enjoy it too, so that's a nice little bonus! I hope the edited version is more suited to your Grammar Nazi taste...! Thank you :)
AnnabethRide – You, my dear, deserve a special mention because you created the first piece of FanArt I have ever received. I can't tell you how excited, chuffed and honoured I was to receive it. I literally bounced around the room when I saw your drawing for the first time, completely blown away that someone had felt inspired to draw a character of my creation...! Thank you :)
And thank you to all the other lovely artists...
- brittneyxthexparrot (gillzgillian on DeviantArt)
- Lady-Cosmic-Brownie (Cosmic-Brownie on DeviantArt)
- KiwiLombax15 (KiwiLombax15 on DeviantArt)
(I assure you, I will keep this list updated so those of you who continue to create wonderful art are not forgotten)
Now, the all important question...what next?
For those of you interested, I have a Oneshot series up pertaining to this story entitled 'Of Planets, Stars and Galaxies'. It is a series of Oneshots from before, during and after 'You're Not Alone', with a setting and inspiration introducing each one. Their numbers are steadily growing, and as always...reviews do help inspire me to write more!
A sequel to 'You're Not Alone' is a possibility, and if you do wish for one, then please do vote on my profile poll. As much as it pains me to say it, I will not seriously consider writing a sequel until at least 30 people have voted in favour (it's on 16...so it's over halfway). It would simply give me the confidence and willpower to embark on another great story epic...so do please vote if you haven't already!
That's all I wanted to say, but I shall repeat the most important part – thank you (yes, you!) for reading my story and I would love to hear what you make of it.
Until next time, my dear friends, luck and good fortune be with you :)
All my love,
*~Magic Of Every Kind~*