Perhaps I'm feeling nostalgic tonight, but there's something I have to say.
When I wrote this story, I was very young, I had never written a proper novel-length text before, and I can honestly say that it was one of the most rewarding experiences of my early teenage years. I was at an age where I was discovering myself not only as a writer, but as a person, and I think writing 'Leaps and Bounds' helped me with that - even if I never did learn to like that title! I've improved a lot since then, and I absolutely refuse to go back and read it for fear that I'll hate the thing that was once one of the most important features in my life.
That said, Leaps and Bounds helped me in a way no other piece I've written so far has. Through it, I met the most wonderful people, and I still treasure every review and every piece of fanart. I was in a world I had never known. People liked my writing, people were talking about my writing, people were drawing fanart and writing fanfics for my writing. And I'm immensely grateful to single one of those people for making a part of my life so, so special.
Thank you all.