It's been long. Too long...
So you're probably wondering - why am I here with a lame author's note and not a new chapter? Why is it already 2007 and there still isn't an update? What happened to my constant submissions and e-mail replies on and such? And where, where is the Dramione-centric Roanne we have all grown to know and read from?
I know it sounds like I'm totally abandoning this story, but let me tell you, I'm not. Although I want to stab this story a million times and I regret starting it in the first place, I promise I won't simply just throw it away because I'll probably regret doing that too. So as long as it takes me to update this story, whether it takes months, I will try my hardest to finish it.
And, if I'm giving you the impression that I've ran away from the whole fanfiction-writing business, I apologize. Actually, I have still been active in the whole entire Harry Potter fandom, especially the fanfiction world. Yes, I know, I know you've heard me countless times going on and on about these fic challenge communities I'm in on Livejournal, but the only reason I've been keeping up with those and not this story is because they're much easier for me. I have to say, I'm terribly stuck on this story.
I had the plan for the next chapter instantly after I submitted the previous, but now, I don't even remember half of it. It's going to take a while until I recollect all of this information, and I must apologize a million times again to say that there's going to be an even longer wait. I just hope that submitting this author's note will get me in gear to re-read the whole story over again and come up with something new for the next installment.
Also, no, I did not bail out on the whole world of Dramione either - I know for the past few months I've been a faithful Dransy shipper but Dramione does have its own little place in my heart! Besides, if I wasn't into them anymore, would I still have this story up:)
So I'm so sorry that I am such a slow fanfic writer, and I definitely cannot thank all of you enough for hanging in there!
Roanne (Feel free to contact me in any way you wish for information)
OTHER NOTES: Seriously, if I get myself into this, and if I'm back into my normal routine of updating fics, I will try to finish this story before Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows comes out on July 21, 2007. I know you all have taken it to your knowing that this story will not run along the lines of where Book 6 left; AKA the whole RAB thing and everything else involving the horcruxes and the prophecy. See, that's where I made my mistake. I SHOULD HAVE NEVER WRITTEN A SEVENTH YEAR FIC, GRR. Especially because this is the first Dramione fic I have ever written in my life and it came out of nowhere. Bleh. But I'll do it because it will make me happy once I finish it, and because it would have been worth the struggle.
Thank you, thank you for all your wonderful support. If you can, please let me know that you have read this (I'm not asking you to review because that would be really cheap of me, but in any way possible, please do so)