After nearly eight years as a part of FanFiction.net, alas I feel it is time to move on. Even after saving the reviews, believe me, very few things pained me more than clicking that "Delete story" button, over and over again. My stories, which started here and are a part of me, have evolved and some have become published novels, the others well may be on their way in that same direction. But it was here that I got my first real taste of publishing for people's enjoyment.
I'm very grateful to everyone who read and reviewed my stories. Your honest opinions and support still means the world to me. As for the Phantom, I doubt I will write fanfiction again, but I will always hold Erik in my heart as being an important part of my initial writing inspiration. Fanfiction still gets a bad rap these days, but I say this: however you want to tell your story, then by all means, go for it!
If you're so inclined, you're welcome to check out my website, melissarsmith.com and read some of my published novels or PM me here if you have questions. Thanks again, friends and write on!