In 12 Days Time…

I’m a nervous soul at the best of times, I get anxious about minor things and let them snowball until they take up my every waking thought. I don’t want to be this way and I’m sure it can be frustrating for the people around me. I used to keep it all bottled up inside but try to talk more now about my feelings and emotions, the good and the bad. This helps to release the pressure and tension building up inside me.

My new book, ‘The Kirkwood Scott Chronicles: A New Jerusalem,’ is released on 6th October. A mere 12 days away. It’s already available to pre-order via your local Amazon site. This is the culmination of a year’s work. I’m excited as the big day draws ever nearer, it’s a bit like an early Christmas, but nervous at the same time. The voice is my head is having a field day, whispering not so sweet nothings into my ear at random times of the day and night.

I’m also nervous about posting this blog. It’s a promotional piece, but at the same time it’s not. I know I need to get my book out there but, at the same time, worry that people are sick to the back teeth hearing about it. It’s a fine line between switching folk on or turning them off. Unfortunately I don’t have a huge marketing team and advertising campaign behind me so this is what I must do. The reaction to this post will tell.

So, 12 days to go. They will fly past but drag past in equal measure. I’m always grateful for the support and interaction the blog gets and I enjoy replying to comments and questions. Today is no different. If you have any queries about the book and it’s predecessor, ‘Skelly’s Square,’ then feel free to ask them below. I’ll get back to you as quick as I can. And if you could support my writing dream by reading my work I’ll be forever thankful.

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.

36 thoughts on “In 12 Days Time…

  1. As someone considering self-publishing for my memoir I follow your work closely, and this post spoke to me as I can only imagine how I’d feel if it were 12 days until my memoir was published, and I admire you greatly for walking your own path and publishing in a more unconventional way without the back-up of a large publishing house and marketing team. The promotional and marketing aspects are what trouble me the most, the writing bit comes easily but trying to sell my work feels uncomfortable and this post resonated on that level. I wish you the best of luck with the book release and with the management of the anxiety around it. I appreciate the support and guidance you’ve so generously offered me on my journey, I’ll be cheering you both on from the side-lines.


  2. I try to publish a promotional post for my books once a month. It’s definitely a good idea to have a regular promotional post. I am sure some bloggers will want buy books written by other WordPress bloggers to support them. Whenever I see a blogger has published a book I will buy it because I want them to do well. So I think all bloggers who have written should remind other bloggers every now and then.


  3. Good luck with your book launch! I can’t promise I’ll read it myself, I have a ridiculous reading backlog already. But I can relate to the excitement and nervousness. You’re a good man. Sending (covid-secure) hugs.


  4. Add a link in this post to the book you are talking about. (‘The Kirkwood Scott Chronicles: A New Jerusalem,’) This is my first time hearing of it and only read your blogs. Keep marketing and never feel bad about it. How else can a person get noticed if they don’t have a team. I do my own marketing, always have, but now retired and care less about making profit. I now work for fun. Yet, want to open my online store. All the best to you. Thank you for spilling out your gut. Makes you more genuine and personal to your readers. That can be very attractive in itself. Most of us are lonely souls hoping to meet a stranger that will unconditionally love us worts and all…just like Jesus. We are to carry Jesus with us and he was always genuine.


    1. Yes, it’s the second book in a fantasy series set in Northern Ireland. It tackles real themes, however, such as mental illness, disability and addiction. The first book in the series, ‘Skelly’s Square,’ got great reviews and is available on Amazon.

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          1. I’m sure it is written well and I read some of the reviews. A little on the dark side for me although there is a happy ending…more about ups and downs but reading depressing things can be a trigger for me so I stay clear away. I like to stay in the light and guide others to it. I’m not perfect but have a history with the darkness I don’t want to return to.


  5. I wish you must success with your next release. The perception of how fast or slow time passes is an amazing paradox for something that moves at such a consistent, deliberate pace. Best to you.


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