All ready to add some meat to the outline. Itโ€™s time to break out the index cards! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿค“

Author: Susan T. Braithwaite

Royal Navy veteran from Scotland. My journey into writing started with a screenwriting certificate program at UCLA Ext. Since then, I've worked as a freelance content writer, erotica author, proofreader, professional beta reader, and content editor. I'm now working hard on my dream writing career: romantic suspense author. When I'm not writing, I can be found drinking too much coffee, obsessing over yarn, and planning world domination with my husband,, and our squirrel army.โ€‹

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  1. Index cards? Are you making a speech?? Sorry, Susan, I’m only kidding ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I’m so impressed by your writing process. If I had your self-discipline I would keep falling down plot holes and disappearing into dead-ends! (Although this weekend I’m fighting back to the surface and putting on a spurt in my 32nd chapter.)
    But back to you. If Amy and Kelvin’s exploits are anything to go by, you have best-seller material at your finger tips ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Wow, thank you so much, Chris! ๐Ÿ˜
      I actually laughed when I read about my “self-discipline”–I’ve been in awe of your work rate, and more than a wee bit jealous.
      As for the index cards, I’m still a screenwriter at heart and it’s the done thing ๐Ÿ˜„
      This whole pre-editing thing encourages you to outline every possible version you come up with so that you make the best story decisions before writing 80K. It’s a lot of work–a few hundred to a few thousand words (๐Ÿ‘ˆ me) each version–but it makes the writing faster.
      How’s chapter 32 going?

      1. Pre-editing makes perfect sense. I suppose I just go the long way around. I’m managing to complete a chapter each week, so to be almost half way through no 32 is a plus on a Tuesday (although it depends what you count as the start of the week!!).

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