Author has written 2 stories for Naruto.
Life has happened; getting back into writing, but mainly focused on betareading.
Regarding Hidden Depths, as a long belated (six years at this point, I can scarcely believe it) and deserved explanation for the followers and reviewers I had that will probably never see this, I was in a very depressed place and not in a position to be making promises about commitments. The person I wanted to be at that time wanted to be able to commit to things and follow through and finish them. To have an unlimited store of motivation to press through when things got tough. To be one of the amazing people that just write through one chapter at a time until they get to the end.
That was not me. It is still an ongoing process.
I have grown a lot as a writer and the number one thing I have learned is that I need more than just a concept, I need at the very least an ending. I can work my way backwards and fill things in, but I need a goal, a point, to base the story off of. Ideally, I need an outline. And then I need lots and lots of time to create the pieces, move them around, recreate the pieces, add, take away, etc., until I'm satisfied enough with it to defend it against the critics I wish to welcome to read it.
That said, Hidden Depths isn't entirely abandoned. I still like the premise of the relationship of unexpected trust between Kakashi and Gai. The work that Gai has continually put into the relationship with only scattered, hidden signs from Kakashi that he returns the sentiments. And the concept that even in relationships built on trust in extreme situations, the little things still matter.
And on a larger scale, the idea of Danzou, despite being a bastard and deserving all the hate he gets in fandom, is still probably responsible for a large measure of Konoha's success and prosperity. And thus, getting rid of him is not a simple issue without consequences. Carelessly getting rid of him, in order to restore morality and justice, could not only cost Konoha its prosperity, but also lead to Konoha being attacked in a war it no longer had the funds to win.
Morality is complicated enough for normal countries without having a economy based on mercenary action.
In other words, I love the premise and the potential of this story - the grey waters that Kakashi is setting himself to embark on without full realizing the scope of what he's setting himself up for while his head isn't quite working right. But at the time of posting, this was a monumental work I was not ready to undertake.
Currently, I'm working on other things and doing some betareading. I have learned a great deal about writing since I started Hidden Depths, and can optimistically say that I would like to apply this new knowledge to Hidden Depths in the future.
In the meantime, I have recently reread Hidden Depths and am restraining cleaning the chapters up so as not to give anyone hope of new content on them anytime soon.