Author has written 8 stories for Naruto.
Lets see if I can clean this up a bit...
'Gifts and Friends: Book 1 - Beginnings' - Currently all of my active writing is happening in this one.
This story that starts up about a year prior to Naruto becoming a genin. This one is very much AU, one of those 're-write' stories, I guess everyone has got to do one right? Although it will roughly follow the canon timeline up until sometime during the Chuunin exams, just don't expect to see much of the 'Wave Arc'. I am planning on exploring a Fuuinjutsu skilled Naruto in this one. Although 'skilled' isn't really going to be completely accurate.
Seriously Thanks for everyone's patience.
Ch. 9 is coming along slower than I thought it would. My apologies for the delay. The 'Team Blue' fight is just about finished and I'm pretty sure that I'll be including the 'Team Red' fight as well even though there's hardly any of that done yet. As I type this chapter 9 is at 4,330 words.
Gifts: My story that 'Gifts and Friends' is derived from. It is meant to stand on it's own. The whole point was to address the issue of Jiraiya being Narutos godfather and why he wasn't around when he was supposed to be taking care of the kid. It was meant to be a stand alone that could fit easily into 'canon'.
That said the one story I'm doing the most work on is 'Gifts and Friends' it's something of a sequel to 'Gifts'. Basically chop off the last three paragraphs of 'Gifts' and use the rest of the story as the intro/prologue to the new stuff. In fact the next three below are going to be tied together under the banner of that story. It will eventually become a Naru/Hina story in Book 3. At least that's the way it's looking now.
'Gifts and Friends: Book 2 - Uzumaki Travels' - (also current working title, same as above). No outline, mostly vague concept a bit over 900 words now, covers Naruto and Jiraiya's training trip. I'm trying to write in some of the other Jinchuuriki into this one. Nii Yugito is already in what is written so far but I'm planning on tossing Fuu in as well.
'Gifts and Friends: Book 3 - Shippuden Redirected' - (also current working title, same as above). This is the one I've done an outline for, still with 11 chapters outlined so far. It should still go to somewhere between 15 and 20 chapters total. This one will still be something of my 'Mary Sue' story. It'll primarily be an action/adventure story but this is where the Naru/Hina theme will kick in. I've got one really cool fight scene so far, that is the bulk of what's written. This one starts up shortly after the 'Rescue Gaara' arc. 24116 words right now.
I've got a rough idea for a possible Book 4 and maybe even a Book 5.
Dark Endings: On Hiatus still but will continue and be completely non-compliant with canon when it does.
20th: Also on Hiatus -No significant changes- Chapter 4 is up around 1900 words now but some of that simply has to go. I would like to go back and re-write the beginning someday since it feels very rushed to me. Side effect of expanding what was originally a quick little one-shot.
Nine Tails Fury: Again, Yes I am still sticking with the decision to start working on 'Fury' again but don't hold your breaths. Malix2 put up some very valid criticisms about the last few chapters of 'Fury'. Although I just haven't been able to really get into it I do plan on continuing the story and attempt o straighten it out. Looking back after all this time I still believe that Malix2 was on the ball but part of the problem is for some reason I don't seem to actually like 'Fury', in fact that is in all likelihood to the fact that I let it basically fall apart those last few chapters. As of February 2012 I actually had the next chapter open along with going over the original story.
As I keep saying, again and again, rest assured I have no intentions to stop writing. Having two children and owning a home as well as all that other typical life type stuff like going to work, married life, eating, reading and although less than it used to be, sleeping has put a good ding in my writing time.
The 'two children' part of life is probably one of the more difficult things I've had to 'adapt to' ever in my life. Definitely has taken up pretty much all of my so-called 'free time', lol. Definitely worth it but I wouldn't recommend anyone under the age of 28 or maybe 30 having children themselves, hahahaha.
'Uzumaki Tears: Valentines Day' is still my favorite of my own stuff, although 'Gifts' is a very close second The 2nd and 3rd 'Tears' stories are 'o.k.' but I feel that they lack the emotional impact that the first has.
In case this isn't checked often I'm keeping this up. I wrote up a short scene for Matthew Schocke's 'Team 8' Omake contest number 2 and was very happy to see it be the most popular of the submitted stories. I felt that I rushed it and I'm sure that some minor errors creeped into it, in fact I know there's at least one but as I said I was in a rush, I was trying to pack up for a drive from NY to FL for a short vacation of sorts when I wrote it. Matthew's whole story can be found here:
The short scene I wrote is at the end of chapter 16. If you haven't read any of Matthew's work before you are truly missing out. In my opinion he is the best fanfic writer here and his writing is not to be missed. Some of his fans may notice some influence from his stories in my work. I dislike the way Shino is portrayed in the Manga/Anime and I tend to think of Matthew's Shino and Teal'c from SG-1 when I write Shino.
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