All ready to add some meat to the outline. It’s time to break out the index cards! πŸ˜€πŸ€“

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.​

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  1. etikser says:

    It must feel exciting to you!

    1. It really does. My inner chimp’s so happy she’s marching around my head clanging massive cymbals πŸ˜€

  2. Woohoo, Index cards — do you have enough 🀣

    1. Man, Ah hope so πŸ˜…

  3. Chris Hall says:

    Index cards? Are you making a speech?? Sorry, Susan, I’m only kidding πŸ˜‰
    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 πŸ™‚

    1. Wow, thank you so much, Chris! 😍
      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 πŸ˜„
      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 (πŸ‘ˆ me) each version–but it makes the writing faster.
      How’s chapter 32 going?

      1. Chris Hall says:

        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!!).

      2. Wow! I’m so impressed with your output and commitment. My week starts Sat/Sun, so you’re still ahead of the game by my reckoning. πŸŽ‰

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