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Author has written 13 stories for Rurouni Kenshin, Fullmetal Alchemist, Kingdom Hearts, Chronicles of Narnia, ManHua/Chinese Comics/漫画, and Naruto.
My name is Blaize, and I love Uzumakis.
I'm also on AO3 (Blaizekit) and wattpad (@blaizek) and tumblr (blaizefics).
Nothing scheduled right now.
UPDATES: TBU at least monthly while in progress.
(7/1/16): I'm working slowly on the plot for I Will Become the Wind, and the story is still very nebulous right now. I'm trying to hammer out all the biggest points and problems first, so that I can hopefully confront pacing or bloat issues right from the start.
An extra challenge this time around is that I'm working closer to the 'traditional' TT fic than before. Windmill was intentionally opposite from that, because I didn't have the energy or experience to wrestle with people's expectations for the genre and my own wants at the same time. I was intimidated by the thought of going over such well-trod ground for my first Naruto fic, a series where the genre is super popular.
I still am to an extent, but since this is a sequel, I'm not starting completely from scratch. The events from the last story will have a huge effect on this one, especially with the mechanics introduced--the consequences of the timeline splits and everything that happened before. So, my focus is on making a storyline that could only have come out of the world I made in TWTBW. At the same time, I know that prior knowledge and fixing/changing things is what draws most people to TT stories. I will do my best to make something that plays to that element while still being unexpected.
Several people suggested that I update TWTBW when the new story posts in order to alert people to it, but I don't know. I wouldn't feel right resurrecting that story without any real content added, for one thing, and if I did it after the new story posted, it would only bump the new one down both on the site and my profile, which seems counterproductive to me.
However, what I might do is add some new content to the end of TWTBW as a sample/teaser/prologue for the sequel, once I have a posting date for it set. That way, I can tell everyone when it's going to post so that they know when to look for it, but before it happens so that I'm not bumping down my own story. And so I'm not posting just a note, which seems kind of cheap. I also intend to update TWTBW with a new edit before doing that, since it will be ripe for re-reads. I won't be able to fix everything, but the editing practice should benefit the sequel, too.
(6/1/16): I have just started working on the brainstorming/outlining phase of the TWTBW sequel, I Will Become the Wind. This part could easily take me the rest of 2016 to finish, since my original novel has priority right now, but I just want to let it be known that it's on my mind and I'm working on it. I wouldn't be surprised at all if the story itself isn't ready for beta reading until some time next year. Now that I'm out of school, there's always a chance that big changes are going to disrupt my life in the near future.
Keeping in mind it's going to be a while from now, if anyone is interested in beta reading, please let me know. Not for detailed editing, since I have someone else for that. This would be relatively early-stage, overall kind of stuff. Send me a message and I'll give you some more information. You don't have to worry about being locked into a commitment at this point, since I don't even know when this thing will be finished. It's not going to be very high stress.