Archive | Jun 2018

Islands of Hope Update – 30/06/2018

Apologies that I seem to have disappeared off the face of the Earth this week. Still working hard at school on reports and feedback, but that should be finished early next week. For now you will have to satisfy yourself with another small update to ‘Islands of Hope.’ This week Kira has run into a little trouble, could this be the end of her mission to save her mother? Will the mysterious girl she is chasing turn out to be a friend or foe? Who knows! Well actually I do, I just haven’t written that bit yet. For now you can read Chapter 22 on wattpad here, or start from the beginning here.

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Islands of Hope Update – 23/06/2018

The good news is that the reports I need to write for school are done, the bad news is that it has impacted on my writing this week (oh yeah, and there is the little thing of the World Cup!). That means a shorter update, but again we do have an update. This week is the start of Chapter 22 and the morning after Kira collapsed on the beach in France. Where will she go now? Will she be able to stay out of trouble? Can she avoid any unwanted attention? You’ll just have to read the update to find out. You can read Chapter 22 on wattpad here, or start from the beginning here.

Islands of Hope Update – 16/06/2018

Well I am not sure how I managed nearly seven hundred words for this week’s ‘Islands of Hope’ update. It is report writing season, and as a teacher that teaches nearly four hundred students my writing this week has been about them. Add the World Cup into the mix and I have very little free time. Last night, between the last game and the highlights show, I sat down and wrote as if my life depended on it. I then managed to edit some, finishing off the editing this morning. It was lucky I knew what I wanted to write! So this week is not some of my best work but does move the story along. It is the end of Chapter 21 and Johanna on her way out of the Central Science Laboratory. I hope it is ok and not too rushed, I don’t think it is that bad really. But I have set myself this challenge and I will see it through. Anyway, till next week. Oh, yeah, the links…Chapter 21 is here, or you can start from the beginning here.

Islands of Hope Update – 09/06/2018

Between the school reports I am writing and the vlogs for World Cup Dreams, I have actually managed to write. Posting a shorter update last week gave me more time to write something longer this time around. Now we start Chapter 21 and are back with Johanna and the continuation of her mission. She has had to leave her husband behind, can she complete the mission and get back to save him as well as Kira? Find out in next weeks exciting episode of….oh, sorry, got carried away with 1960s Batman there! Anyhow, you can read Johanna’s continuing mission on wattpad. Chapter 21 is here, or you can start from the beginning here.

p.s. If you haven’t watched the vlogs, the World Cup is nearly here, just the time to promote World Cup Dreams again. There are free and paid for versions you know. Oh look, there are the links below, how convenient…

Free edition:

Wattpad – https://www.wattpad.com/story/17710141-world-cup-dreams/parts

Smashwords – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/461431

Extra Time Edition:

Print – https://www.amazon.co.uk/World-Cup-Dreams-Extra-Time/dp/1500769495

Kindle – https://www.amazon.co.uk/World-Cup-Dreams-Extra-Time-ebook/dp/B00MZH5Z6U/

Vlog – More World Cup Dreams

I said I would do more vlogs about World Cup Dreams as we head towards the World Cup in Russia. It is now less than two weeks away and we are deep into friendlies and final team announcements in preparation for the event. So to promote my book and help you prepare for the World Cup, here is my second vlog about World Cup Dreams. This time I am reading the flash fiction ‘Too many clichés?’ Remember that World Cup Dreams was a challenge I set myself during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. I decided to write a flash fiction or poem for every day of the World Cup. You can watch my reading below, under the video are links to the free and paid for versions of the book…

Free edition:

Wattpad – https://www.wattpad.com/story/17710141-world-cup-dreams/parts

Smashwords – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/461431

Extra Time Edition:

Print – https://www.amazon.co.uk/World-Cup-Dreams-Extra-Time/dp/1500769495

Kindle – https://www.amazon.co.uk/World-Cup-Dreams-Extra-Time-ebook/dp/B00MZH5Z6U/

Islands of Hope Update – 02/06/2018

Well, it’s been an interesting week. I am on half term holiday so should have another large update, however this week’s update is not even four hundred words. It’s not due to laziness but rather to make the story flow better. This week we see Kira getting to France, there was going to be another section in this chapter but I felt that the timeline would be out with Johanna’s mission. Therefore we are ending Chapter 20 with Kira asleep on a beach in France and will move to Chapter 21 next week and back to Johanna. I have actually started that chapter but you will have to wait till next week (don’t like updating over two chapters in one week remember!). On top of this I have outlines in my head for the next thee chapters. Feels like the story is starting to come together. For now you can read Chapter 20 here, or start from the beginning here.