I’m Writing A Book….Still

So, after three weeks of staring forlornly at it, I’m finally taking the plunge and starting work on my debut novel again – ‘The Kirkwood Scott Chronicles – Skelly’s Square.’ When I signed off last time, I had almost completed the fourth draft. I think another week of consistent editing will complete that process, maybe less if I get a good run at it. I’m off work today, so should be able to make some headway.

I’ll post further mini updates over the weekend. In the meantime, thanks to everyone who has supported me through this literary hiatus.

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We are Stephen and Fionnuala and this is our story. We live in Northern Ireland, have been married for 17 years and have three kids - Adam, Hannah and Rebecca. We hope that our story will inspire and encourage others. We have walked a rocky road yet here we are today, together and stronger than ever. We are far from perfect and our faith has been battered and bruised. But an untested faith is a pointless faith. Just as a fractured faith is better than none at all. We hope you enjoy the blog.

30 thoughts on “I’m Writing A Book….Still

  1. Hey dude … as to working on your novel … I am currently transcribing my handwritten diaries onto Word & saving onto flash drive (1978 – now, I am working on 1993) … one of the ongoing themes of the diary is “working on the novel” & never having time to “work on the novel” … I am STILL working on this same novel. So hey. At least you’ve got numerous revisions, whereas I have numerous first drafts. A major difference, ya know?

    I have faith that you are going to finish your novel & I will read it someday.


  2. I understand this to be perfectly normal.

    Mine’s a big ol’ bag of tangled Christmas tree lights that I’ve taken a year away from. :/ It was just better for us to separate like that.

    Your brooding made me pick it up again, so thanks! 🙂


  3. books are hard. once they’re done, the first draft, it can be challenging to go back. i trash talk my efforts. i avoid working on it. i related to your problem.


      1. That’s great. I think a few weeks is good. You’ll have to share if the time away was beneficial 😀. I got a few queries out last week. I only put maybe 3 out at a time. Always hoping I’ll get some kind of feedback. But alas. That never happens. We’re still trying to sell our house and buy another. And with soccer. We are so busy. So if I can have a few queries out at a time and squeeze in a blog post once a week I feel ok at this point.


  4. All things written, I have dreamed of writing since I was ten. Grammar and spelling held me back. I don’t know why English eluded me in my youth. I just didn’t get all those rules, and my mind wandered whenever it was confronted with them. Someone invented computers and word processing. Now it is less intimidating than it once was. Someday I worry that it will never be good enough to be in print or submitted to a publisher. So I listen and I read, and read some more to hone my skills to edit and plot the best story I can. I have set a date for the final draft, the end of beta readers, the cover to be finished, and release my dream into reality. April 1st at the latest March 15th at the earliest. I know your struggles, joy, and pain. I look forward to seeing it completed and to read it over some nice hot tea… Need a beta reader?


  5. Way to go! My anxiety has spiked the past couple of weeks. So I’ve felt really useless and behind on a lot of stuff. And that the more it grows the more I want to run from it. So I’m slowly trying to get back in. Thanks for being patient with my feedback on the chapters.


      1. So glad to hear that! Thanks!

        My uncle writes a Halloween story every year, I don’t celebrate it but I definitely like reading what he comes up with. I’m used to giving feedback now to writers cause I get it and he mentioned how it is rare for him to get feedback aside from the one comment. I’m really glad my feedback is helpful! That’s good to know 🙂 and I can’t wait to provide more. Writers need to support each other.

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