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Islands of Hope Update – 18/05/2019

Sorry, it has been a very very busy week. That means this week’s ‘Islands of Hope’ update is very short. It is yet more of the extraordinary Princips board meeting. Luckily for the group who were trying to stop Kendra, Derik is taking it into his own hands to end the attack on the slums. But there is a twist that puts this idea in jeopardy. If you have not worked out yet, I love giving characters a ray of hope then swiftly pulling it away. I had hoped to have the whole of Chapter 38 finished this week, but it will have to roll on to next week. Also I started writing a new children’s book which has taken up more spare time. I told myself I would not do that so I could get things finished, oh well, best laid plans and all that! For now you can read Chapter 38 so far on wattpad by clicking here, or start from the beginning here.

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Early Islands of Hope Update – 10/05/2019

I am away this weekend so this week’s ‘Islands of Hope’ update is a day early. It’s been a strange week where I have continued writing Chapter 38. I found it hard to start the extraordinary board meeting, it’s not the usual thing I write, a bit too political/thriller for my normal style. However, after getting the first few lines down the scene is flowing well, in fact it is longer than I first thought it would be and is really building the plot up and plugging what could have been plot holes. So, this week we find out that Derik believes the documents the group have collated and is determined to stop the destruction of Kira’s slum. So that’s that bit of the story tied up. OK, maybe not, there might be a twist coming next week (hope it’s not a too obvious one!). For now you can read Chapter 38 on wattpad here, or start from the beginning here.

Islands of Hope Update – 04/05/2019

It has been a strange week, I found out that I do indeed have a chest infection. The first few days I spend relaxing off work to try and shift it, this included some writing. Amazingly the boardroom scene flowed a bit and I got over five hundred words written. The only reason I did not finish Chapter 38 was that I had to go back to work. So this week we find out that plans to destroy the slums are still on, which Martha is not too happy about. But Derik is a bit of a push over, so can they convince him to save the slums? You’ll have to wait till next week to find out. For now you can read Chapter 38 on wattpad by going here, or start from the beginning here. Oh yeah, happy Star Wars day, May the fourth be with you. Finally, RIP Peter Mayhew, you will be missed.

Islands of Hope Update – 27/04/2019

Quite a short update this week. I’m back at work but have also been ill, pretty sure I’ve had a chest infection for two weeks. I’m not good at resting up though so it won’t go! Anyhow, back to ‘Islands of Hope.’ This week we start Chapter 38 and we are in an extraordinary board meeting at Princips. I know, it does not sound very exciting but it is a bit more plot set up in-between some of the action scenes we have had recently. Don’t worry, there will be more action in Chapter 39, you just have to get through the board meeting first. You can read Chapter 38 so far on wattpad by going here, or you can start from the beginning here.

Islands of Hope Update – 20/04/2019

Even though I have been on holiday I have managed to write a good five hundred odd words and complete Chapter 37. It is that old case of phone writing i.e. writing in google docs on my phone when I have five minutes free. Maybe not my best writing but it conveys the story. This week we find out that Johanna will not be disposed of, well you didn’t think Princips were completely heartless did you? But how will her new predicament affect her plans to get her family back together? You’ll just have to keep reading to find out. For now you can read Chapter 37 on wattpad by going here, or start from the beginning here.

Early Islands of Hope Update – 12/04/2019

I am away from tomorrow so you get the ‘Islands of Hope’ update a day early this week. We are back to Johanna this week, she’s in the third and final cage, hoping someone will buy her. Will she get the escape she wants so she can get her family back together? I did not quite manage to finish Chapter 37 but will hopefully next week as it is another short one due to so many strands of the story coming together. I really hope it is all getting exciting as I am enjoying writing it. You can get Chapter 37 on wattpad by going here, or start from the beginning here.

Islands of Hope Update – 06/04/2019

Not a massive update this week for two reasons, firstly I have been working on the poem ‘I Grew A Beard’ which you can read here, and secondly, Chapter 36 is not a big one so it only took just over three hundred words to finish it off. I really enjoyed this bit of the story though, as it allowed me to write some dialogue with Du Puteron being purposely annoying. I think I managed to channel my inner cheeky imp well. Anyway, Du Puteron has been arrested, but who did he send the message to? You’ll have to wait till next week to find out, actually it won’t be for a few chapters so will be longer than a week! For now, you can read the completed Chapter 36 here, or start from the beginning here.