I’m Writing Again

After two weeks of inactivity on the writing front I sat down and blasted off 2000 words last night. The first few paragraphs were a struggle, like starting an old car which had sat neglected in a garage all summer. But once the engine started to tick over I found myself immersed again in the story as the characters welcomed me back and brought their AWOL creator up to speed on what had been happening in their peculiar little universe.

Writing is weird. Some days you can stare at the blank page or computer screen, inwardly screaming for a drop of creativity which will not come, no matter how desperately you crave it. Other times, like last night, the words gush from within, a life affirming torrent which you struggle to keep pace with. You hang on grimly, your arms wrapped round the neck of this runaway stallion as it gallops towards your literary horizon.

It’s exiting, exhilarating and more than a little scary. I’ve discovered I’m an impulsive writer, known as a ‘pantser.’ I have a rough idea in my head as to where I want the story to go, but the many grey areas are only filled in as I indulge in the actual act of writing. There are no detailed storyboards where I’m concerned. I allow the characters to write the story for me, to evolve and develop with each passing paragraph.

Last night was a Harley chapter, the plucky, wild haired teenager who has overcome adversity and heartbreak to join forces with Kirkwood and Meredith to save the world. Before then she was a nobody, broken both physically and mentally by a cruel, unrepentant world who cared not a jot about the brave, bubbly, beautiful girl it had conspired to destroy. But Harley’s back and fighting hard, as I discovered to my delight yesterday evening.

I’m hoping to strike while the iron is hot and write some more on the commute to and from work today. Hence, the ridiculously early morning blog. I’m just excited and when I’m excited I want to tell my blogging family all about it. Wish me well as I delve back into the Kirkwood Scott universe. It’s been a while and I’ve missed them all. I’ve some catching up to do and then some. Catch you all on the other side.

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.

46 thoughts on “I’m Writing Again

      1. That’s all right. I’m wondering, did your sales comes from your follower base? Would you suggest that having a follower base is the most crucial thing for the indie writer in terms of sales?


  1. Congratulations! I’m also trying to keep my blog up and running again and it’s really hard to get the words out, especially if you’ve been through something.


  2. As a child, I’ve been literally on a horse bolting with no reins, it started from the church in Great Brington, where it jumped two cattle grids before galloping down hill and stopping at the gates of Althorp estate carriage drive (opposite to the house gates). The cattle grids are filled in now and I prefer to ride a push bike now. The memory of being on a run away horse will NEVER leave me, this I know. If you know what’s good for you, you go with the flow and really do hold on tight!


  3. Good for you. Go with the flow, man. That must be a wonderful feeling that naturally impacts the rest of your life for the good. Or do you disdain the daily commitments that take you ‘out of your zone’?


  4. Wish you all the best Bring out the very best to inspire

    On Wed, Sep 18, 2019, 05:20 Fractured Faith Blog wrote:

    > Fractured Faith Blog posted: ” After two weeks of inactivity on the > writing front I sat down and blasted off 2000 words last night. The first > few paragraphs were a struggle, like starting an old car which had sat > neglected in a garage all summer. But once the engine started to tick o” >


  5. I write in a similar fashion. Sometimes I think I want the chars too do something or end up a certain way, but they always just end up doing what they want. I’m glad you’re back in the swing of things!


  6. Yay! I find writing has its seasons , as you point out sometimes it comes in dribs and drabs and at other times it is the deluge of words and racing thought that is often hard to keep up with. Happy writing!


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