Quietly Happy

I’ve been writing consistently all week and my current work in progress (wip) now sits at 46,000 words. It’s a challenge as I’m juggling multiple storylines, locations and characters but one I’m relishing all the same. I’m ahead of schedule and able to write 1000 words a day fairly comfortably without it eating too much into my other responsibilities. My blogging output has been curtailed but I hope you can forgive me that.

On top of that I’m busy promoting Book 2 in the ‘Kirkwood Scott Chronicles’ series which is being released next month. This involves quite a bit of social media work but I’m trying to strike a reasonable work/life balance. I’m not waking up in the night and checking my notifications as it plays havoc with my sleep. I’m also trying to spend less time on the phone in the evenings when I should be focusing on my family.

The office is also busy and I’m in tomorrow working overtime on a new project I’ve been allocated. I’m actually enjoying the challenge and feel refreshed and demotivated. It’s good that my boss has entrusted me with the work and I don’t want to let people down by not giving it my full attention. I go to work to work and my other interests take a back seat to that. I can’t currently run in my lunch break but that will have to wait for now.

This is my life at present. COVID-19 is still everywhere we turn but it’s as normal as it’s ever going to be. I’m not a millionaire author and I doubt I ever will be but I’m happy with the writing niche I’m carving out. I have a good job, a wonderful family and much to be grateful about. Sometimes dreams don’t involve life-changing fanfares and fireworks. Sometimes it’s a quiet happiness, accepting where you are, who you are and what you have.

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.

19 thoughts on “Quietly Happy

  1. Hard work and effort paying off. I am glad to hear you feel you are where you’re supposed to be right now. Thank you for continuing to share with us as often as you are able. 😊


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