First of all: wow. Thank you all so much. I read every single one of your reviews and PMs, but there were too many for me to respond to all of them. I'm happy to say, though, that I'm taking your advice. I have published the first chapter of the rewrite, and I'm also going to leave this original story up. In the rewrite, the chapters will be a little longer on average (2000-2500 words) and you'll be seeing them 1-2 times a week. I plan on keeping a lot of things the same, but I crammed a lot of stuff into the original all at once, so the rewrite will have a couple things left out, and a couple things added in (there is a scene in chapter 2 that I cannot WAIT to see the reactions on).
Depending on how different the rewrite ends up being, I might end up coming back to this version and writing one super long chapter finale to finish it. There are no guarantees on that, but it is a distinct possibility.
That's all I really have to say. Thank you all again for bearing with me on this journey. I love you more than I thought was possible.
There have been a toooon of site issues, so my new chapters and posts haven't been appearing for a lot of people. Apparently, a lot of those bugs are fixed now, so I've deleted and reposted this chapter in an attempt to reach you guys. If you get notifications but can't see anything on the site, try using the app- everything seems to be working and updating on there just fine.