Today I Wrote

The alarm woke me this morning at 05:20, or rather the snooze function after I had ignored the initial 05:15 summons. I stumbled out of bed and into my running gear, determined to keep to my promise to run before work, where possible. As I said yesterday, not that most pleasant prospect but an essential part of the day in respect of both my physical and mental health. I might not want to run but I most definitely need to run.

Imagine my disappointment then when I pulled back the curtains to discover it was raining. Not just a refreshing drizzle but bucketing down and with no sign of letting up. I would have been soaked to the bone before reaching the end of the driveway, let alone completed my five mile loop. There was no way I was running this morning. I trudged back upstairs with an hour to kill before it was time to rise and get ready for work. Thankfully I had a Plan B.

I got back into bed, opened the notebook section on my I-Phone and started writing. I’m currently 35,000 words into my latest novel and before the hour was up I’d added another 1000 to the running total. The words flowed easily and I was grateful for the unexpected opportunity to flex my creative muscles before the day began in earnest. By the time I got up, I’d already passed my writing target for the day. Not bad.

Life doesn’t always run smoothly or according to plan. There are always unexpected bumps in the road and who knows what lies around the next corner. I’m no scout but I’m learning the benefits of being prepared for all eventualities. Whenever I slip or slide, whenever I take a wrong turn, I need to regroup and revert to another course of action. Sometimes it is two steps back in order to move forward but needs must. Life is unpredictable. Today I wrote. Words, not miles. But stability and progress all the same.

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.

22 thoughts on “Today I Wrote

  1. great post. nice to know about your keenness in writing a novel. to be honest, as you might know, once you wake up, brain and whole body is refreshed. so things work magically well.


  2. Keep it up! You are so right about life having unexpected bumps in the road. It’s how we deal with these bumps that makes the difference!


  3. Productivity before breakfast makes for an already successful day. I’m trying to push my bed time and waking time slowly back so I can have some time for meditation, prayer, and scripture before work. It’s slow but I b think I’m getting there.


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