59 thoughts on “Check out the progress!”

  1. Can’t wait.
    Funfact – did you know that “Team 8” is the MOST followed, MOST favourite(d), and second-most reviewed Naruto story on FanFiction?

  2. Matt, I was wondering if you still had problems with finding a good way to add page break indicators so that people could more readily detect a change in the environment. If so, I know you use MS Word, so here’s a bit of advice.

    Type your entire chapter without using the enter key to separate it. I know this will cause you to run on a bit, or get confused at first, but you can mark where you want to insert breaks for paragraphs with a single character like an asterisk at the end of the sentence. Regarding changing the environment, you can put a (*) combination at the end to indicate where you want to shift the story setting.

    Then you copy the whole thing from MS Word and paste it into the text uploader on fanfic.net. From there, you can insert page breaks with the enter key for paragraphs and delete the asterisk. On the parts where there’s a line required to indicate a change in setting, or an author’s note, you can hit enter after the asterisk and insert FF’s line. Then you can delete the parenthesis asterisk combo. You can also use just about any other form of characterization or numeralization for what you need. It’s just a good way of editing the format without sacrificing aesthetics.

    • Thanks for the suggestion. However Matthew uses a series of 00000’s on fanfiction.net and it seems to work well. The progress you are describing sounds like a lot of work just to put page break indicators the way fanfiction.net wants them in the chapters. Writing without hitting the enter key would make it difficult for betas to read the chapter, not to mention the confusion of writing with no spaces between paragraphs. Your comment suggests that it would be a good way to edit the format without sacrificing aesthetics, but Matthew prefers to see the final “look and feel” in MS Word.

  3. Awesome. Always great to get updates from fanfic authors who go underground for a while.

    Hope everything keeps going smooth.

  4. “NOFP is next on the To Do list!”

    YEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSS!!!!! I’m currently re-reading it for about the fifth or sixth time. Can’t wait for new material!

  5. Hey Mattt just want to say I love your nightmares of future’s past story, its very well thought out but…its been nearly 6 months since the last update…hoping the next one comes about before it hits a year.

  6. I’m looking so much forward to the new chapter 🙂 I read it a few months ago, and I have been looking forward to the next chapter ever since 😀

  7. Matthew,
    I am so excited that you will be updating NOFT soon! I’d squeal like a fangirl but that should be beneath the dignity of a 40-something woman. Or maybe not.

  8. Excellent! I got really sucked into NOFP like no other fanfic I’ve ever read. Looking forward to seeing how it resolves!

  9. Hi. I’m just posting this to PLEAD for you to get around to finishing a few Chapters of NOFP! I don’t really like Naruto, but neither do I hate him. The little anime I’ve seen is funny, but Naruto fanfic just doesn’t do it for me.

  10. wow, you’re back man I thought you had died or something there a while back, hoping you get team 8 and NoFP going again because they are good, seriously you have 2 of the most popular stories on FF.net hope you follow through on them

  11. I’ve waited almost two years for this chapter. I’m incredibly excited for once it comes out!

  12. I would wait the whole eternity for your stories but I really hope the update will come sooner so the news are much appreciated 🙂

    Can’t wait to read it

  13. yeah this guy is dead, he hasn’t written a word in weeks, face it everyone this guy has gone dead and let down thousands of readers.

  14. @Project501D13R
    Well, while it is only a few months since I finished reading one of his fanfics, I feel that I can wait for the next chapter as well. Stories as good as these takes time to write, so give him the time required.

    Also, “let down” sounds harsh. I would much rather read a story of this quality that is not finished, compared to the stories never been written at all. If the author is unable to finish the stories, it is unfortunate, but we have no power over Matthew’s time.

  15. Hi,

    I love both of your fanfics ;).

    Just curious, about how many chapters do you “expect” for Team 8 and NOFP to be?

    Thanks.

    Keep up the very good work!

  16. I have only just found your Team 8 story a few days ago and could not stop reading it till the current end. I was very glad and relieved too see it would be continuing on and am looking forward to the next chapter when ever it comes out, and know it will be worth any wait.

  17. I must’ve re-read Team 8 at least a handful of times since I found it a few years ago. I just finished re-reading it in its entirety yesterday (whereas a few times it was just a couple of chapters I re-read) and I really have missed the characters (as you’ve written them) and this ‘universe’ in my head.

    In my opinion, the sign of a good fanfic is when it pops into your head while you’re living daily life, and wonder if its been updated, how the author is, and start daydreaming about it all over again…

    Hope everything is well! Thanks for keeping up with the story, man.

  18. Hey,, I’m loving NOFP and I read all 39 chapters in a week!! Just wondering if u have twitter??

  19. It’s good to hear from you again, and I’m really excited for the next chapter of NoFP. Not to be a needy fan, but any word on Blackwand?

  20. H Matthew, I have just completed reading the 39th chapter of NOFP. Couldn’t wait for next chapter . Pleaseeee write new ones quickly 🙂

  21. I just discovered Nightmares of Future Past. Waiting for new material for it is almost as maddening as it was waiting for JKR to tell the story the first time around.

    Bravo, S’TarKan.

  22. I very much hope your Harry Potter and the Nightmares of Future’s Past gets continued soon! I just blazed through it in a week and, while I was a bit disheartened to find that it hadn’t been updated in over a year, I was glad to follow you back here and see that you’re making progress~!

    Your Team 8 Fic is also rather good, and I’m three chapters in. Good luck writing!

  23. /bangs head against the wall! Reading all those other FF stories of lesser quality is starting to cause major head trauma!!! Please update your Completion Percentile counter vice just posting the new Team 8 chapter so i can go back and reread to knock the cob webs from between my ears so i can fully enjoy it. Been a good while and keep up the great work!

  24. I am currently in the process of reading Nightmares of Future Past for the first time ever, and would very much like to see a new chapter by the time I am finished or shortly there after. For the record I am on Chapter 4 and am a relatively swift reader because I don’t have a whole lot of other stuff on my to do list. But seeing as how School just started up for me, I may not be as swift of a reader as I once was.

    Please continue writing.

  25. Wow – you’ve got a lot of people here commenting about NOFP. I’d like to cheer you on for both stories, but I do love Team 8. In particular, I am wondering what’s going to happen to the team – is it war status promotions? Will they be reassigned as a group? What if they get Anko XD

    Hope you’re doing well – I wasn’t sure that short stories would be my thing (I like long stories generally since they’re more complex), but I really enjoyed both volumes of Horror, Humor and Heros and I wish you the best of luck with your pro stuff. Do keep us in the loop for when your original stuff comes out 🙂

  26. As infrequently updated as it is, I love your work. After checking here everyday for several months and feeling dead inside, the recent progress makes me feel like life is worth living. Sorry for ever having doubted you.

  27. Woo-hoo! I check every year or so to make sure you’re still alive. Glad to know both your and the story are still kicking!

    • @AJ – have a little patience, please.
      @James – thanks for the suggestion regarding getting published. Just an FYI, I have been published in a short story compilation without going the vanity route. At this time, I’m not interested in paying a vanity publisher to print my original fiction.

  28. Hi! I’m a new reader and I just finished reading Chapter 39. I’m excited for your update! Hope I don’t have to wait too long, but I guess it’s okay ’cause I’m going to wait until you finish it anyways. It’s a really unique story! Thank you for sharing it! 🙂

  29. I’m really hoping for a Christmas Update. 😀 I say this to encourage and not to add any additional pressure to your Holidays. I wish you a restful and happy Holiday season, with just a little free time to enjoy writing our favorite fanfic. 😀

    Long time reader, occasional contributor,
    C.E. Grist

    P.S. Everyone should contribute a couple $ to Ye Old Tip Jar… A well funded author is a happy author is therefore more likely a productive author… 😀

  30. I just discovered your fic NoFP and I’m totally hooked! I also can’t tell you how glad I am that it isn’t abandoned. Finding this post only a few months old versus the three year old last posting date on ff.n was very soothing. Now I don’t have to crumple under a welter of frustration and “What happens NEXT??!!!!!?”. I really hear you about a full time job and Real Life getting in the way of writing and please let me extend my deepest thanks for continuing for so long on this fic. I have really enjoyed the increasingly complex plot and story lines and I can’t wait to see what you have cooked up next for the story. Thank you, sir, a tip of the hat to you.

  31. Matthew,

    I am reasonably new to fan fiction having only fully read one other story. I must say that I cannot wait till you resume regularly updating NOFP. It is an amazing story that you should really try and pursue as you never know where these sorts of hobbies can lead. I look forward to reading the rest of the story in the future. Any update on chapter 40?

    Cheers and thanks for the enjoyable story,
    Mick

  32. please please please continue with NOFP as soon as you possibly can, I became completely engrossed in it only to find that it wasn’t finished! It’s such an amazing story!

  33. Matt,
    I think your writing is absolutely the best fanfic in the English language. I don’t know if you have followed the news, but amazon is now getting permission from authors to publish fanfiction (ebooks). The plan is for the fanfiction writers to get compensated for great work. I don’t think JK is on their Liz

  34. Matt,
    I think your writing is absolutely the best fanfic in the English language. I don’t know if you have followed the news, but amazon is now getting permission from authors to publish fanfiction (ebooks). The plan is for the fanfiction writers to get compensated for great work. I don’t think JK is on their list of authors yet but I wanted to tell you about it in case you hasn’t heard. If anyone deserves real money (not just tips) from fanfiction, it’s you!

  35. Hey, Superbly love your Harry Potter and Naruto stories.
    You got the skill to make people get the ‘feels’.

    Waiting for updates. Are you still pursuing to update them?

  36. I read NOFP after reading a recommendation from one of my favourite fanfic authors. I have been unable to tear my eyes from the screen until the last chapter. I cannot wait to read more of the Gryffindor Six’ adventures and I am loving how well thought out and written the plot is.

  37. NOFP is stopped? or will we be able to see the full story? if the story will we continuing can you rougly mention an update date? i hope it is not is 2015!!

  38. Hey I was wondering when will you be getting around to updating NOFP. It’s one of my favorite AU stories and i hope it is continued!

  39. I had long ago decided to wait till the stars burn out for each and every morsel of this story. (NOFP) This is just a ping from me, holding to that decision. Many well wishes and the highest of fives.

    -Liz

  40. Hi Matthew
    I just wanted to tell you that I love your story nofp
    And your style of writing.
    Trust me I can fully understand how life can get in the way of updates.
    But I do hope you want continue with the story.
    It is so much better than canon or at least HP and the deathly hallows.
    That was totally rubbish!
    But please hurry with the updates I’m jonesing over here lol.
    Now enough gushing I do have a bone to pick with you about mellisa bulstrode and the fact that you killed her!

    Why she was such a wonderful o.c.?
    Well here’s hoping that you will reward all of your faithful reader’s with a new chapter soon if you do get any thing published let us all know.

  41. Hey Matthew,
    Just finish NOFP and loved every second of it!
    You have a great gift and I hope you continue the story.
    as it’s been said by nearly everyone else here I hope you can manage an update soon, but real life does take priority.
    Thanks for the great take on HP
    Cheers,

  42. Hola Matthew,
    Me preguntaba, como muchos otros, si algún día nos vas a sorprender con un nuevo capítulo de Nightmares of Future Past. Recuerdo haberla leído hace mucho, cuando aún estaba en el colegio, y me enamoró totalmente. Por supuesto que entendemos que tienes asuntos importantes que atender en el mundo real, pero realmente agradeceríamos tener noticias tuyas.
    Un fuerte abrazo de un lector no que te olvidará, y que espera con ansias poder continuar con tu maravillosa historia.
    PS. Disculpa que no escriba en inglés, pero no es mi fuerte.

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