Author has written 4 stories for Naruto, and Harry Potter.
"...one writes because one has to create a world in which one can live." --Anais Nin
I don't have time to write. I have a kid who is smart and sweet and demanding in equally intense measure and cannot be left to his own devices, ever, because he is a ridiculous destructive genius and I am tired of ER visits and rebuilding bits of my house. Speaking of said house, I need to keep it livable. And cook food and do laundry and stuff. My husband helps, but his job keeps him away so much that I am, in practice, a single parent. I work 60 hours a week, teach twenty-eight classes, write curriculum, tutor on the side, try to practice piano sometimes, and continue to fail to learn Mandarin (the language I need to survive).
But I have to write. I've been "making books" since I was 6 years old. It's the thing I do best and the thing that keeps my brain from disintegrating into a hopeless scrambled mess of too much experience and too much emotion. I'm always exhausted, always stressed, and always dreaming of my personal fairy-tale ending in which I manage to write something that sells enough that I can quit my other jobs to just write write write which pretty much equals happily-ever-after in my brain (okay I do need to travel too because I have seen enough of the world to know that there is so so SO much more to be seen and it's beautiful and heartbreaking and there).
So I write fanfiction. Sporadically, with big spaces between updates, and less and less as I work on more original stuff, but here I can play with characters I love a little too much and also get feedback and feedback keeps me writing and writing is the key to my dreams.
Yes. Hi :)
P.S. If you want to complain about my update speed, you must first prove that you know what it's like to have a demanding full-time job and a small, high-maintenance child while making a life in a foreign country. If you can do all this AND keep the updates flowing, please share your ninja secrets so I, too, can be a superhero.
January 2016 update: Dealing with very serious health problems. I'm afraid updates will become even more sporadic. I'm determined to finish Second Chances and I'm getting close to the finish line, but Brother, Naruhime, and My Other Son are officially on indefinite hiatus. Sorry :(