Kirkwood Flies The Nest

Yes. It’s finally happening….

Later today, I will be e-mailing my editor, Laura, the latest (5th but who’s counting) draft of my book. It weighs in at a whopping 125K words and 425 pages, but I can do no more with it. Time for ‘The Kirkwood Scott Chronicles – Skelly’s Square’ to fly the nest and venture out into the big, bad world. It’s also the reason the blog has been reasonably quiet this last while. Needs must all that.

While Laura works her magic on the manuscript, I will be refocusing on preparing my query letter and book synopsis. I’ll also be targeting via online research the literary agents I would like to approach. Then I’m going to cross my fingers, legs and toes and hope for the best. What’s the worst that they can say? We hate it? It’s rubbish? Well, we shall see. But at least I can say I’ve achieved my dream of writing a book.

Thanks to everyone who has supported this far on the journey. Further updates to follow.

Published by Fractured Faith Blog

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.

48 thoughts on “Kirkwood Flies The Nest

  1. Congratulations!!! Celebrate even if in a small way. The worst that can happen is self-criticism if/when rejections happen. Our imaginations about what is NOT the truth does far more damage than any words from an agent or editor. You have thousands of followers who support and believe in your writing, so don’t let the self-doubt tell you any different.


  2. I spoke with a best selling author the other day. She had 20 rejections during a year before being accepted. Now she’s flying high! If after being resilient to rejection you have no luck do consider indie publishing, aka as ‘self publishing’ which, with your already established followers, may work very well for you.


  3. Congratualtions!! I am still writing my book, so I am so happy to see someone I follow finally finish rewriting their manuscript and begin the editting + looking for an agent phases. Please keep us updated, and goodluck​!


  4. I always remember what Isaac Asimov said in the intro to one of his books (I want to say it was Opus 100). he said he wanted to make one thing perfectly clear, that he wrote his stories and books for the enjoyment of one person, himself. So, that’s the way I’d look at it.
    So if your wrote it from the heart, and you and passion for the subject, someone will love it.

    Looking forward to reading it. Good luck, and Godspeed.


  5. Prayers, positive vibes, and best wishes to you….I think I will be one of many waiting with bated breath to find out what happens next. You are a gifted writer, and deserve to be published.


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