Author has written 10 stories for Naruto, Final Fantasy X, Harry Potter, and Highschool of the Dead.
I decided to start posting the work that I write again, and that is starting with the rewrite of Freedom Has A Price. The goal here is for this to be a staging area and to keep everyone up to date on how the story is going to be released, and where my progress with the story is presently at. As of right now I have decided that the story will be released in Arc chunks. These arcs can have varying lengths. The goal of this is so that each arc feels like it has it's own purpose and resolution. Releasing the story on an arc by arc basis ensures that you as the reader are never left hanging too long for resolution of a major storyline.
As of 12/2 I am currently six chapters into the story. The rewrite is coming along smoothly, but I have had to do the past two or three chapters completely from scratch. When the story comes back out, you can expect it to be quite different from the original. Same premise, but I believe the characters will have better motivations, bashing will hopefully be less prevalent-nonexistent. Mei's manipulations have been more subtle this time around, and not everything goes her/Naruto's way in the story. Naruto's skills have been largely reduced and specialized to breed room for more characters. Hanabi's character has been introduced as early as chapter one this time around to give me more time to flesh her out as a character. I believe her own personal goals and motivations will become more clear, and as such wont need a chunk of chapters to be so Naruto/Hanabi centric as an interlude into a following arc later on.
Characters on a whole scale I feel have gotten upgraded dialogue, and in turn the world feels a bit more alive. It doesn't feel like there is a bubble surrounding Naruto and Mei. It is a bunch of characters on on their own paths and stories who in turn get to reflect on what is happening around them. In turn characters in general feel more fleshed out. Particularly: Kakashi, Shikamaru, Ino, Sakura, Hanabi, and Tenten.
Some ideas from the original have been scrapped while others have been introduced to fill the void. Once all of the chapters are done, I will make a release schedule(Which will either be weekly or every 3-4 days per chapter.)
This entire arc is going to sum up from the beginning of the month long period to the end of the chunin exams.
The arc set to follow that right now is going to depict a mission outside the village that is going to take them through a few notable places in the Naruto lore. So that will be fun to take a look at.
12/5/14 Six chapters complete. Will be going through review when arc is fully finished.
12/5/14 Started chapter Seven.
01/15/15 I need to update this more often. I have written chapter Seven, but have scrapped portions of it to extend the chapter. The goal is to make the first arc of this story 10 chapters long.
02/23/15 Yep, this is taking far longer than I anticipated. My work schedule has filled up a lot of my time. I also will admit that I ended up side tracked a bit writing a couple other stories for fun. Notably a Naruto/Legend of Korra story, and a OC in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That said, I am slowly cruising through the 8th chapter. Hopefully I can get it done, and finish up the last two chapters in this arc and plot out a release schedule.