I've been getting messages from a lot of people that are upset that I haven't updated in a while. I can certainly understand that, as I also read material that I have to wait for, such as manga. Of course, mangaka's get paid to do their stories. I, like so many, write at my own pleasure and if someone else enjoys it that is icing on the cake. Yes, I've been taking a long break from writing, but NO, I haven't given up on it. I do have a life outside of writing, and lately I've needed to focus on other things. I hope people can understand that. I'll see what I can do about updating my stories in the relatively near future, but I won't make any commitments to the exact date. Ultimately, I don't owe an explanation to anyone about my absence, as my personal life is just that... personal. I hope I haven't offended anyone, but I'd appreciate some patience, or at least more polite impatience. Thanks..!