I really promised myself I wouldn't be the type to put author's notes every few chapters, but this is really too important for me to ignore.

I've gotten a lot of reviews and PM's asking me why I've stopped updating.

The answer: I haven't stopped updating. I'm always working on the next chapter. Do I have all of my chapters written? No. And that's what takes time.

I know that I get frustrated when I'm reading a story and the next chapter doesn't come out for a few weeks or even a month, but I understand that the author has a life outside of writing and certainly outside of fanfiction.

Now, while I'm being completely honest, Twilight has lost some of its charm to me. Maybe it's the multitudes of crazy fans causing our actors to be hit by cabs…call me crazy, but I don't want to be associated with that crowd.

Does this mean I've lost interest with my own story? No. I love all of the positive feedback I've gotten, and I like to think my story is one-of-a-kind. I also have a long list of favorite stories and author's who have brilliantly molded their own world of Twilight.

HOWEVER, as I said before, like any other writer, I have a life outside of this. And right now, that life is not going so well. No, it doesn't have anything to do with where I'm going to school this time or where I'm going to live.

My mom was diagnosed with Mitral Valve Regurgitation. She has a leaky heart and the only way to fix it without causing damage to her heart muscles and eventually leading to heart failure is to have open heart surgery. This has put an immense amount of stress and pressure on my family to prepare for her procedure. My share of the load means I'm taking over her job at my family's business. So that's even less free time to write.

It would take a lot of the guilt off my back to know that you guys don't think I'm deserting you. That's as far from the truth as you can get. What I ask is for your continued support and to also understand when my chapters don't come out as fast. I'm trying, I really am, but sometimes this story (along with my other original stuff) gets pushed aside. I'm truly sorry for making you wait.

The only other thing I can ask of you is to send positive thoughts (karma, luck, whatever you may call it) my family's way. I know with you guys sending the positive energy (along with the talented hand of the surgeon), my mom will be fine.

Thank you so much for reading this. I hope you understand and I hope to be giving you the next chapter soon!

What I can tell you of the next installment…Becca finds out there is more to Adam than meets the eye and many question will be answered!

Love you all!

Aspiring Empath