Well, after close to a decade in total between a couple different accounts here, several username changes, a dozen or so stories published which have all since been deleted, countless stories read and reviewed and more interactions with fellow authors and readers alike than I can possibly count, I’ve finally decided to call it a day. There are many reasons for this decision of mine but the biggest and most important one to me is that I honestly just don’t enjoy writing anymore, nor really reading either. I guess I was naïve to believe that this was something I’d never get bored with but apparently, that day has now come. So with that being said, here are a few people in particular I’d like to wish farewell and apologize to because of the person I used to be:
First and foremost, to Dotti55, you were the best friend here that I had and are an all-around great person. I’ll never be able to thank you enough for all of the conversations we had and your positive words of encouragement. I should’ve cherished our friendship more when we were still talking regularly and I regret that I didn’t.
To sakuramiko, I’m so sorry that that lemon for Date Night will never be written. I tried to finish it, I really did, but nearly five years later, it still isn’t done and it never will be. I’m sure you’ve realized this yourself by now too with how long it’s been but I just wanted to let you know that I really did try to get it done.
To FanfictionWomanForever, I’m sorry with how hypercritical I was of your spin-off to One in a Million. I never should’ve offered to beta it or give you suggestions in the first place, I should’ve just said to do whatever you want with it and publish it that way since it was your story, not mine. You haven’t published anything since around that same time so I can’t help but feel that I deterred you from writing anymore in the future because of those interactions, and if that’s the case then God, I’ll always feel like such an asshole for doing that.
To Voleyn, you were my personal favorite author here and in some ways, you still are. I hope I didn't make you uncomfortable with any of my DMs, but if I did then I'm sorry. You just inspired me so much with every story you wrote and gave me countless ideas for my own stories because I had little to no good, original ones of my own to begin with. Regardless though, it's great that you're back after a long absence and are still writing awesome stuff.
To everyone who left such positive, encouraging reviews both here and on my AO3 account as well as had great conversations with through DMs, from the bottom of my heart, thank you all. You were the ones who really kept me going for the longest time and there used to be no better feeling than getting an email alert for a new review on one of my stories.
And to everyone else who I was also hypercritical of for stupid shit like minor grammar and spelling errors as well as abrasive toward when I disagreed with you, I’m sorry to all of you as well. I’ll never be able to forgive myself for negatively impacting you if I did in fact do so but I hope that in time, it gets better for you and that those wounds will heal. I won’t ask for your forgiveness but I just want you all to know that I truly regret my behavior and sincerely apologize because I turned into the kind of person I never wanted to become after joining this website with the desire to just write good, entertaining stories for others to enjoy. I’ve just hurt too many people here without even meaning to or realizing I did it at the time.
Well, I guess that that’s really it. I could go on and on even more but I feel that I’ve done that enough by now so I’ll just stop myself here. I wish the best of luck to all of you and hope that everything is well in your lives. Goodbye everyone, for what it was worth, it was a hell of a time here. :)