Hello, all! This isn't a message of doom and gloom (AKA a hiatus alert), so don't fear!
Life has gotten so out of control and Ante Up has, unfortunately, been a low priority for some time now. In the time that I've been gone, I've focused heavily on my job, i.e. becoming more skilled as a Veterinary Tech. I moved in with my fiancee and we've been trying to find balance as I work and he finishes up his Master's. We adopted a dog, who I'll post pics of on my deviantART soon. And, the biggest and most terrible thing, my grandfather has been suffering from fluid on his lungs and has been in and out of the hospital for several months now. Last month, he was diagnosed with mesothelioma and underwent emergency surgery to have the lining of his lung removed. He's going through rehab at home to prepare for chemo, but it's going to be very difficult for him...
Updates aside, I'll get to the point of the message!
I've had a recent surge in reviews and viewership that has really motivated me! I thought Ante Up had silently fallen off the map, but I've received so many followers in the last month! So, I'm picking up the story again, but with a few changes.
First and foremost, there are some continuity errors and deviations from canon that have bugged me for awhile now. I want to get those sorted out. Secondly, I want the story to have a more solid begining, incorporating a few scenes from ME2 that really show where Shepard and Garrus' relationship began.
Starting now, I will be revising the begining chapters of Ante Up. This will include some editing on the first 10 chapters or so. From there, there will be a few minor edits to the remaining chapters.
The edits will not be so drastic that you have to reread to know what's going on. In fact, I'm really just adding a few prequel type chapters and rearranging things so the story has a better flow chronologically.
I'd like to thank everyone who has read my story, new and old followers alike. I hope that Ante Up can become a fuller, better, and more enjoyable read, and, as always, feedback is greatly appreciated!