Tag Archive | sci-fi

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/

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.

Islands of Hope Update – 26/05/2018

I really seem to have the writing bug at the moment. This week has seen me spend a lot of time editing ‘A Close Shave with Destiny’ but still write over a thousand words for the ‘Islands of Hope’ update. This week’s update is another splurge of words where I just sat down for an hour and hammered it out, I took longer to edit it than write it! It is the start of Chapter 20 and Kira leaving Guernsey to go and find her mother. She is trying to sneak away before De Puteron knows she is gone. It doesn’t all go to plan, well actually it goes better than planned. You can read the update on wattpad as usual, Chapter 20 is here, or you can start from the beginning here.

Islands of Hope Update – 19/05/2018

After a non ‘Islands of Hope’ blog post, normal service is resumed this Saturday. Even better, this week’s update is a big one, over a thousand words. I don’t really know what happened, I just decided I wanted to get to the end of Chapter 19 and write the big reveal so hammered out the words. That said, I am not sure if the reveal is that big, you can see for yourself by heading over to wattpad. The bad news is that I now need to have a think about what I am going to put in Chapter 20, oh well, got some time to sort it out before next week’s update. Anyhow, you can read Chapter 19 here, or start from the beginning here.

Islands of Hope Update – 12/05/2018

Well here we are again, another week into 2018, it is going quickly. It is another short update this week, I could have written more as I have got the writing bug this week and have been doing a bit each night rather than just crashing after work! Instead of writing ‘Islands of Hope’ though, I have been editing ‘A Close Shave with Destiny.’ The Novella is getting closer and closer to being released and I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. As for ‘Islands of Hope,’ this week is Johanna’s journey through the Central Science Laboratory. Not overly exciting but a big reveal is just around the corner (should be next week), so stay tuned. As usual the update is on wattpad. You can read Chapter 19 here, or start from the beginning here.