Author has written 23 stories for Harry Potter, and Holes.
I know that a few things have been written that haven't been updated in god knows how long. Fanfiction was a huge part of my life for a very long time. It helped me grow and develop as an author and to be honest, I know that I wouldn't have ever been as skilled as I am now without your awesome reviews and encouraging criticism (what upp oxymorons that make sense). I can't believe how long ago I started this account and still remember how I even discovered it--thank you, Amy. I've really enjoyed writing everything and truly take pride in my work. It makes me so happy that you're all so supportive of my stories/ideas/fanfics in general and I love that some of you have turned to me and called me an influence or asked me to beta or translated me or favorited me and my things. I really can't tell you how much that means.
I have no excuse as to why these stories haven't been updated except for the fact that my interest in fanfiction has just...I dunno. Dwindled. I've been caught up with life and with my school and extracurriculars and friends and everything I just haven't had the time. It's not like I'm saying that I'm too old for fanfiction or that I'm trying to be haughty and condescending--I could never ever discredit ff.net.
But you see, I probably won't be putting that many stories up here anymore.
I will always and forever love HP and my L/J fixation is an amazing past time but that's just what it is: a past time. Thanks to fanfiction, my interest in writing has grown so much and I'm writing a novel of sorts over at fictionpress that I hope will be published someday. That's how huge my ambition has gotten and I owe the majority of it to here. I just reached a point where I wanted to break out of the mold that other authors have set and create my own universe, characters, settings and everything else. And I love that feeling--being able to create your own canon. (side note: who came up with that expression?). And to be honest, I kind of love it more than I've ever loved fanfiction.
I really love everyone who took the time to look at my stuff and I really hope that you don't take this the wrong way as if I'm looking down on anything ff related. I don't want to sound like that now that I've moved away from writing fanfiction to writing regular fiction that I'm looking down on this or calling it childish or whatever. That's not it. It's just that at some point I kind of moved on. It's not bad or better it's just...different. And I'm not going to sit here and write out a letter that makes it sound like you'll be pining for my updates, no. I've seen authors that do that and it drives me crazy.
I will probably update a couple of stories for the lulz because I really do enjoy writing them. Excuse Me? will probably be continued. But other than that, the only thing I can give you are the occasional oneshots.It's also really selfish of me but I don't want to take down the stuff that I probably won't update like Lessons Learned, It All Happens for a Reason, or Here in this Diary. They're fun to look back on. I mean for the last one...really. Wow. What...the hell. But it was a crackfic and fun to write and really really out of character... I even had another chapter of that on my downstairs computer because I went through this really determined week where I wanted to update it so badly. I think it was because I found an inbox message from James-s2-Lily who asked me if I was ever going to update it. I also sent a message back saying that I was going to have it up within the next few days.
I'm so so so sorry about that. I really thought I was.
If you do want to pursue my writing and like it enough to do that, I absolutely adore you for that and I can't thank you enough, you really don't know how much that means--mostly because that means that you not only like the fandom but you also really like me as a writer. If so, you guys rock. So my fictionpress account is right here http://www.fictionpress.com/u/552792/ I suggest taking a look at Apples. If you like my fics you'll probably love that one too.
For now, I leave you with the really bittersweet words of Snoopy: ~Why can't we get all the people together in the world that we really like and then just stay together? I guess that wouldn't work. Someone would leave. Someone always leaves. Then we would have to say goodbye. I hate goodbyes. I know what I need. I need more hellos. ~ --Snoopy
Has anyone ever noticed how deep cartoon characters are? Seriously. Snoopy and Winne the Pooh know what's up.
Anyway. I've basically said all I needed to say.
I love you all so much