Author's Note

And so, dearest most beloved readers, I have given you the last chapter! I didn't originally plan to have an author's note but I feel that I need to now because so many people have been so unbelievably good to me. I'm afraid I'll miss a name, so I'll say thanks to EVERYONE who has EVER taken the time to write a review, no matter how short. SPECIAL thanks to newyorkbabe, sodasgurl, beth, pip, babai'masheep, burnin' church girl, jennifergerbil, dallysgrl, evlgoddess9, and any other regular reviewer---I know there are LOTS and thank you soooooo much! I really don't know how to tell you how much I appreciate the reviews; I never expected this to do so well, nor did I expected all the wonderful praise and reviews. You have all made this so wonderful and so much fun, it really hurts to leave, but I just don't have the time to do another fic right now, although I do have ideas---so I may be back! When is iffy. Oh, and you may notice that helpless is updated from time to time, but no new chapters will be added---I'm going to clean up some of the spelling errors and possibly title the chapters.

Here's my little tale, if you have any interest: I've wanted to be a writer my whole life. I started college-searching last year, and during that very confusing and very frustrating process I became extremely depressed about my writing ability and felt like there was no way I could ever make it as a writer. So just for the hell of it I decided to try my hand at fanfiction. I checked out the category and noticed that there weren't any cancer fics--- and so Helpless was born. I've got to tell you: as I wrote more and more and received the wonderful encouragement from everyone, I also turned back to my original work and realized that most of it wasn't half bad and what was I could revise. What I'm trying to say in my own clumsy fashion is that all of you have helped restore my confidence and made me believe in my own ability. Helpless was written mainly in twenty-minute intervals whenever I had a free moment, and the response to this quick writing gave me faith in what I can do with real time, devotion and patience.

I don't know how to thank you all enough. I don't think words CAN thank a person enough. But in cyberspace they're all we have.

Keep writing,