Author's Note: Sorry guys
Alright… this isn't going to be easy for me to say to you guys. But I'm afraid that I'm going to have to do a rewrite on this story. Now, before you all start screaming in outrage and cursing my name and forming mobs in order to hunt me down, I've just been re-reading my own story over and over again and… well, I just can't seem to think that it's all that good. I started Namikaze of Lightning when I was a senior in high school and then I was really new at the whole writing thing.
Now, it's been a few years and my style has changed into what it is now and, at least in my opinion, I think it has improved. So when I look back at what I previously wrote do you know what I see? Plot holes, inconsistencies, and scenes that don't really have a need to be in there to begin with. And those just aren't good for a story. Especially if I'm aiming at making one that'll be in the thousands area in reviews.
You guys are probably saying that even if I do rewrite it that it'll take me forever because I already don't update regularly anyway. Well, here's the reason for that. Every single chapter wasn't even planned and I wrote basically out of my ass for each one. I had no idea what was going to happen until I wrote it down. And I'm getting tired of doing that because I keep writing and deleting what I have for a chapter because I don't think it makes sense or doesn't follow what previous chapters already have. See? Inconsistencies.
I guess I was just in denial about it until now when I started getting both messages and reviews telling me about those inconsistencies and plot holes. So… I've decided to start anew. Because I want to do better for you guys since you've been reading my stories and supported Namikaze of Lightning since I first published the first chapter. Do I regret having to do this? Well, I regret that I'm disappointing many of you guys by doing this but not to the rewrite.
So I'm going to take this differently. I'm going to take time to plan out the entire story so that I know what's going to happen and what sort of difficulties Naruto will face in the story. Oh and there won't be any more polls that will dictate the course of the story like what girl will be paired with Naruto or other things like that. Because I want his relationships to be written out to be more natural instead of making it forced out that they WILL be together because that's what you all wanted.
That doesn't mean that I won't accept your opinions though, because I'm not arrogant or stupid enough to not take advice from people that are simply trying to help me out. Alright, I think that's all I wanted to say about the story.
But as another note, don't think it really counts or matters though; I'm thinking of changing my Pen Name to something else since I just don't think that my old nickname from soccer gives off a sort of pizazz on the site. I mean I'm sure you guys would recognize names like Kenchi618 or pokemaster12 or Perfect Lionheart. Still thinking on the name but yeah just wanted you guys to know that you don't get confused when I publish the rewritten version or update a chapter and go, "Who the fuck is this?! I don't remember this guy!"
Okay, that's it. Again, I apologize to you guys for doing this but sometimes change is needed and sometimes it's for the better. It's a part of life. So I'm prepared for the people that are going to hate on me and I'm just going to take it in stride. Never let you bother me before so I'm not going to now.
For those that understand, thank you and know that you are the reason that I am even continuing as a fanfic writer. Otherwise, I would've quit a long time ago.
Alright, see you guys with the rewritten version and I hope that you haven't taken me off your alert list because I don't want you guys to miss it!