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

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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 tiny houses, and planning world domination with my husband,, and our squirrel army.​

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  1. 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. 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. […] Last week I posted about getting stuck into adding some meat to Working the Asset‘s story skeleton. I’d fantasized that I’d have posted that I’d gotten that done by now and was on the way to editorial pass #2…I may have bitten off more than I could chew for the time I had allowed for it. […]

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