However, I'm human. And things happen, right? I have two betas who work on this story with me so if they aren't available to beta then I have to wait (patiently) until they are. Please don't volunteer to beta for me. Seriously. I'm very happy with my current beta relationships. Thank you.
Originally, this series was around 200k and just 20 parts. During the beta process, it swelled to roughly 300k in 25 parts. That means that during beta (and after my own major rewrite before it ever went into beta) that I wrote an additional 100k on this story since July of last year.
Of course, since I added so much to the story and changed things here and there by the time I got to part 22, I realized I needed to change a few things here and there for consistency, timeline, character development, and the plot lines. In the original version of this story -- Hermione had a different animagus form, Narcissa was killed, and Lucius Malfoy didn't get killed at Gryffindor Circle -- in the end the biggest problem turned out to be Hermione's animagus form which I changed so she could understand parseltongue BUT it crossed my mind a week after posting that it totally FUCKED part 25.
THIS IS WHY I CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS. Also, this is why I normally don't post something until I'm completely fucking done with it. *pouts*
So, it's coming. Chill out.
And in other news -- I'm going to write part 2 of the War Mages trilogy for my April Rough Trade project.