It has been another busy week. I have been introducing new technology into my lessons at school and am teaching extra sessions on a Saturday for the next three weeks. That means smaller updates I’m afraid. I thought this week’s might only be a hundred words at one point but managed to get down about three hundred and fifty. I am actually really glad with this update, it starts to bring some of the three story threads together. Basically it is Martha finding out about one of Kendra’s secrets, that links to Kira’s Mum’s mission and in turn will link to Kira later on. I hope it starts to build excitement about where the story goes next. I now have to think if I want Chapter 15 to be really short or add in an extra bit that might be a bit too much tell but might make you think a little more. Oh well, for now you can read Chapter 15 on wattpad here, or start from the beginning here.
Said I would complete Chapter 14 this week and I did! As it was half term I managed almost one thousand words. It is mainly description about the underground base but has allowed me to build in some new technology and make the story feel a bit more sci-fi. I feel we have now moved Kira into a good place and the story can start to kick on. My concern, however, is that I have some good ideas of where the novel can go but, for the first time, have come to a junction where I am unsure of the next direction. I have an idea for the next chapter but really need to do some thinking about the project, I know I said it was pantster but even inside pure pantster writers there is an element of knowing where the story will end! Anyway, the update is now on wattpad, you can read Chapter 14 here or start from the beginning here.
Well I said I would finish Chapter 14 this week, I didn’t. Did manage another five hundred odd words but there is more to go. I blame how busy I am at work! It is half term this week though so I may well be able to add even more words. There is little else to say this week so for now you can head on over to wattpad and read Chapter 14 here, or start from the beginning here. I will finish the chapter by the end of the week!
I had intended to complete Chapter 14 this week but I’ve been busy, very busy. You almost only had a two hundred word update, but a late surge got me a few hundred more. I could be disappointed that I did not write more but hey, at least I have an update. It does mean Chapter 14 will continue next week as well. I could have added in a little more but the, not very exciting, cliff-hanger of what is behind the holographic wall seemed a nice place to stop. I will try to finish this chapter next week but cannot say for certain if I will. Please stick with me, the story is moving forward and being updated each week which is what I planned. Anyway, for now you can read Chapter 14 here or start from the beginning here.
This week we return to Kira and she finally meets up with Du Puteron. It is not a happy occasion and Kira is very sceptical. I am not sure the dialogue is as good as it could be but it does the job. I am more impressed that I wrote as much as I did this week, it does feel like I’ve barely been at home! Chapter 14 will continue next week with a look at the underground training areas, for now you can read the start of Chapter 14 on wattpad here, or start from the beginning here.
Well here we are again, another Saturday, another ‘Islands of Hope’ update. You know I think I use that phrase a lot as well as the one that will inevitably be at the end of this post. This week I have, somehow, managed to finish off Chapter 13. It has been a great week to show that you can be snowed under with work, and whilst working really hard still achieving a decent amount of writing. I am finding that when I have strong ideas about the story the words just seem to flow. Anyhow, this week sees the completion of Ukrit and Martha’s meeting and sees her join the flock of dissenters in Princips Ltd. Back to the main character of Kira next, but for now you can enjoy Chapter 13 here or start from the beginning here. Hope you are enjoying the story so far, feel free to leave me any comments about it.
Here we are again, back to normal with the latest ‘Islands of Hope’ update being on a Saturday. Managed to get around 700 words down this week as could write on my phone whilst I was away. Back to work meant I did not manage any more than that and only got part way through Chapter 13. This update is Martha and Ukrit’s meeting at Joshua’s, which if you did not guess already is a bar. I have some exciting plans for the two, well I have exciting plans for one of them, but which one? You’ll have to keep reading the updates. There has been another change to the book this week, original it was set in 2145 but I felt for the history of the world to be wiped by an evil corporation they would need more time so I gave them an extra hundred years, the book is now set in 2245. Right, let’s finish with the usual line, you can read Chapter 13 here or start from the beginning here.