Making Hay While The Sun Shines

Sorry for the lack of content today but I’ve rediscovered my creative muse and have been typing furiously in order to keep apace with the flurry of ideas and dialogue assaulting my senses. I’ve now passed the 16,000 word mark for Book 2, having bashed out 5,000 words over the last three days. As a writer you have to strike while the iron is hot and mine has been white hot over the last 48 hours. So, I’m just going with the flow and making hay while the sun shines.

Today I’ve been working on a Harley scene. Regular readers will know that the character is based on our own teenage daughter, Hannah. I was excited today to squeeze Hannah’s favourite catchphrase into a piece of dialogue. It’s little in jokes like this which keep me sane much of the time. Plus it’s a tribute to a brilliant daughter whom Fionnuala and I are super proud of 24/7/365. Hannah is an inspiration to us, just as Harley is to her friends in the Kirkwood Scott universe.

The weekend ahead looks busy already. I’m taking part in a sponsored walk tomorrow afternoon for our office charity. The Rugby World Cup also starts and on Saturday I’ll be on the touchline cheering on Adam in his latest schools rugby match. Then on Sunday it’s the small matter of the Belfast Half Marathon which I’m running with my friend, ‘Fast Eddie.’ I’ll of course do my best to keep you all updated.

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.

26 thoughts on “Making Hay While The Sun Shines

  1. Glad to hear that your creative juices are freely flowing. I’m not sure flow is something you can formulate of trump up. Just have to be ready to ride the wave when it breaks. Sounds like a busy weekend. Last weekend was my first half marathon since February. I felt under trained but also under rested which sounds peculiar. Was pleased to have finished faster than previous two attempts on the same course. Best to you in Belfast!


      1. 1:58:45. It’s a hilly course and I’m a bit of a flatlander. Two previous attempts at this course were just over 2:03. So I was pleased. My 62 year old legs were not.


  2. Good luck with the next x pages of your book, to Adam, whoever you are supporting in the RWC and in the Half. I’ve been out running myself today (only a 5 miler) in a place so far removed from the dizzy heights of Switzerland, you would not believe or expect. I ran across a whole island, in between 2 others. But then I’ve seen more islands in the last 3 days than you could visit in a lifetime… Where am I? You will have to wait and see. 😊


  3. Blessings of the Muse Upon Your Writing! What a Blessed Way to Be. I’m finding myself in a similar state of inspiration. Today alone I put together over 7,000 words. It was a miraculous turn of events to align existence to allow for my putting so many words together. I appreciate when such lightning strikes. In the same sense of striking, my husband who has been branching out into the video game streaming world has been excitedly holding down a crowd of nearly 100 people all day today!

    What an exciting way to spend the day. Creativity and its Expression and Appreciation are just some of the most blessed Aspects of our Existence. I’m so glad to be able to connect to your part of that expression.

    Hope your day is wonderful and your life feels magical!


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