Universal Disclaimer: I do not own anything that will be written about on this website. If you recognize it, then it belongs to someone else. If you don't, then I still probably don't, because I don't like to use OCs much.
To those among you who, reading the Harry Granger series, added or followed me as an author and are wondering what has happened, I would like to first and foremost say, thank you. From the very bottom of my heart, thank you. It's people like you who take a writer of minimal talent such as myself and make him feel like a rock star.
Both the first book in the Harry Granger Series (Mirror of Erised) and what had been put up of the second (Eye of the Basilisk) have been removed from this site until further notice. Why? A number of reasons. First and foremost, I read back through them and cringed. Although my actual skills as a writer have not improved by that much since I last did so, my priorities and viewset have shifted dramatically, as I aim to take writing and turn it into something far more serious and professional. The original series, which attempted to emulate the canon Harry Potter series in pacing and, to a lesser extent, style, failed miserably on both counts. It was lazy, and in several places skipped or skimmed over things that could have been far better utilized. My intent, now, is to reread the canon series, and revise Harry Granger and the Mirror of Erised so that it better achieves that goal while still retaining my personal style and touch.
Second, and I know I will receive flak for this from original readers and new ones alike, was out of shame. I have, on numerous occasions, gone back to my profile and stared at the time frame between "Published" and "Last Updated," and the disparity between how long the story had been up and how little content there was. By doing this, I aim to get a completely clean slate, without that stigma of a WIP with such extended periods of time between updates. I intend, with the republishing, to unashamedly copy Inverarity (author of the fabulous Alexandra Quick series, go to my Favorites and read it this instant you fool), and publish nothing until the book is finished. This ensures that while there may be (and in most cases likely will be) large gaps between books being published, chapters will always be on a weekly basis.
If you stumble across this profile as someone who was following the stories without following me, please accept my humble apologies at this abrupt cessation and restart. The intention with this move is a completely clean slate. Other writers have done this before (I would also like to recommend Dethryl and his "They Shook Hands" series at this time) and left the original story in place, but I would rather remove my shame from sight rather than leave it in a place of prominence. I also don't want new readers to come in halfway through posting of Mirror of Erised Round 2, get impatient, and go find out things from the original story instead.
I would like to thank you all for your patience with me. In the meantime, as a side project to appease the plot bunnies bouncing about in my head and a vain attempt at growing my readership, I will be also working on an as-yet untitled Star Wars crossover taking the exact opposite approach to an AU that Harry Granger is (the same circumstances in a different universe, rather than different circumstances in the same universe).