Author Journal 22nd – 28th July 2021

Last week was pretty uneventful. It was just a cycle of work, housey stuff, and dealing with the heat. Yes, I know, I’m in Scotland, but it does get hot here (27 degrees is hot for us) plus, there’s no air conditioning, and the sun blazes from 0430-ish to 2200-ish. ๐Ÿฅต

Oh, and we’re being terrorized by this cute wee cat who seems to want to adopt us.

0450 yesterday morning

(We would love to adopt her, but our rental contract doesn’t allow animals. ๐Ÿฅบ )

Review 15th – 21st July 2021

My Writing Goals for Last Week

Did I Achieve My Goal?

No, but I did get pretty close. I wrote exactly 4,500 words that stuck, and have blocked out the next two scenes for writing. I’m very happy with the progress; 15,158 words total, that’s sixteen percent of the first draft written! ๐Ÿ˜

This Week’s Goal

  • Add 5000 words for Running The Asset (hit 20,158 words total)


ThursdayWrite 1000 words
FridayWrite 1000 words
SaturdayDay off
SundayWrite 1000 words
MondayWrite 1000 words
TuesdayWrite 1000 words
WednesdayDay off

Thatโ€™s it for today. Thanks for stopping by, and take care.


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€‹

12 thoughts on “Author Journal 22nd – 28th July 2021

  1. Awesome work, Sweetie ๐Ÿ‘ particularly with everything else going on ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜˜

    1. Thank you, Sweetie! And huge thanks for dealing with some of those annoying goings ons. ๐Ÿ˜˜

  2. Reblogged this on Photos by Jez and commented:
    Another wee update from my wife on her novel progress ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

    1. You are awesome! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿฅฐ

  3. Chris Hall says:

    Good and steady progress, Susan. I’d have been playing with the cat!

    1. Oh, I was so tempted, but with the COVID I didn’t want to risk it. I’ve heard several stories now that it can pass to cats–not sure if it can go the other way–and didn’t want to risk it, us, or its owners whoever they are.

      1. Chris Hall says:

        A wise precaution. I hadn’t realised cats could be infected/infectious. Fortunately Luna’s not one to mix outside the house and we’ve been ultra careful the whole time this has been going on.

      2. I think the first recorded case was in New York some time last year. When I saw that I had to stop clapping random cats and dogs when we were out. ๐Ÿ˜ฟ

  4. bushboy says:

    A lovely Winters day for me at 27C although this week the temperatures have plummeted to the high teens. A chilly 18C yesterday but I will be sweating spitting firewood with todays 20C as tonight it will be around 4C
    Keep writing and take the kitty to the pound unless you know where it lives ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ I’m a Scot, we cannae take those temperatures. Jeez, we’re looking at moving back to the east coast where they’ve got a high of 19 today. ๐Ÿคฃ
      We think the cat lives a few streets away. It seems well fed. We just put an extra bowl of water out for it–we have several for the squirrels, birds, and other wondering cats.

      1. bushboy says:

        Blimey….time to buy a new bikini. ๐Ÿ˜‚ with a wildlife backyard the cats would be wondering what to eat next ๐Ÿ˜น

      2. The cats aren’t fast enough for our lot. One didn’t even know how to cat (jump, climb, put one paw in front of the other) for an age.

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