Writing Won’t Make Me Rich But It Makes Me Happy

I’ve now hit the 65,000 word mark on Book 2 which is more or less the half way mark of this latest writing odyssey of mine. Quotes like this might seem trite to some but they bring a smile to my face. In the last week alone, I’ve sold books in France, India, the U.K and North America. Mind blowing when I think back to starting to write the Kirkwood Scott series two years ago. Thank you to everyone who has supported my writing so far.

It won’t make me rich but it makes me happy.

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.

24 thoughts on “Writing Won’t Make Me Rich But It Makes Me Happy

  1. Congratulations on hitting the halfway mark. I am blown away by your ability to be so prolific and yet maintain a functional life. The words are flowing through me recently and I positively lose myself in the process of getting all the words out. You are amazing to me in your ability to hold a job, be a father and husband and still manage time to put together half of a novel in only a short period of time. That is just insanity that you are holding together as functionality. Blows my mind how awesome that is.

    In a previous post you mentioned about what you would write about in your blog if you chose to continue it. I would be a fan of you continuing your blog exactly as it has been. You are showing the beautiful family of persons that revolve around your personhood and it is amazing to witness. I know blogging isn’t the money maker or viewer getter but it is definitely the realest way to in depth explain who you really are.

    And who you really are sincerely seems like someone that should share himself with the world. Because you are nice and thoughtful and insightful and kind and all of these other wonderful words that just radiate from the words you share. I genuinely hope you’ll continue your presence in the blogging world. It would definitely lose a light if you were to walk away from it.

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      1. Perhaps blogging isn’t meant to be your primary source of writing in this moment. Maybe blogging is something you come to once or twice a week depending on how you can find the time.

        With your word offerings on so many different platforms, remaining committed to one particular form of expression isn’t necessary. Perhaps while you’re working through Book 2, blogging takes a back burner (while seeing regular (albeit less frequent) attention to those that have come to love your sharing through the blogging world. Still participating but not spreading yourself thin that you don’t know what to do with yourself.

        Quite obviously my hope is you’ll continue on blogging but I fully recognize when the spark of interest and creativity moves on to something different. As a follower of the Muse, I would most recommend listening to where your voice is needed most, where your heart is heard best, and where you mind feels best expressed. So no matter where you end up sharing words, you’ll be giving your best self for the world to witness and appreciate.


  2. Congratulations! I wish you every success – you’re a talented writer who will make lots of people happy with the gift of your imagination.

    I’m reading your first book just now and I can relate to the way you portray OCD as our daughter suffers from it. It’s spot on.


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