It’s been a busy, busy week and I’ve been in the office battling to make a deadline that was thrust upon me at the 11th hour. Thankfully I made it but something has had to give so my blogging schedule has sadly gone awry. I don’t like neglecting the WordPress community as it’s where I cut my writing teeth. I’m hoping normal service can be resumed again in the coming days and I’ll get back to regular scribblings at Fractured Faith.
I’ve managed to average 1000 words a day on the first draft of the third book in the Kirkwood Scott Chronicles series. The word count now stands at 109,000 words and I’m estimating it will finally weigh in at around 125,000. My first drafts are always a bit rough and ready but I have the ending in my head so am clinging on to the characters and storyline for dear life in case they gallop over the horizon and leave me stranded by the side of the literary lane I’m currently charging down.
Life in Northern Ireland is fairly grim. Today the country entered another two week ‘lockdown’ where we are being encouraged to stay indoors and work from home where possible. Next week I will be working from home as my office continues with its ‘week in/week out’ rota in order to ensure social distancing is adhered to within the workplace. All non-essential shops are to close in addition to gyms, cafes, bars and restaurants. All sporting activities are also suspended bar elite events which must be played behind closed doors.
We plod on into December and there doesn’t seem much to look forward to in the days ahead. Christmas is now a bit of a non-event for many with dire warnings of a third wave in January if the current restrictions don’t work. It’s extremely frustrating and worrying and the vaccine seems as far away as ever. I’ll keep hoping there are better times ahead but there are days like today where I wonder if life will ever be the same again.