Author Journal 20th – 26th January 2022


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Happy Wednesday! I hope this weeks journal entry finds you well.

I was struggling to come up with this intro paragraph. You know it’s supposed to give an idea of the overall tone of the post, with a wee hint at how things went. And it’s the how things went part that got me. I’ve been so focused on the job that I couldn’t even tell you off the top of my head what I got done.

Luckily, I’ve got my journals and planner to give me a bit of a clue…

Review 13th to 19th January 2022

Okay, last week’s goals were:

  1. Revise the scene list for the whole story
  2. Assign scenes/sequences to chapters–yip, I haven’t done this yet 😬
  3. Apply lessons on Universal Fantasies from 7 Figure Fiction to the scene level 

How Did It Go?

Right, after consulting my notes… I successfully completed items one and two on the list. As for number three? I started applying the lessons to the scene level yesterday–my day off–but didn’t get too far.

The lack of progress was that I did some of the homework from that book for my characters. (And, wow, am I glad I took the detour.) Doing so has helped me see where I need to highlight some character stuff so that readers can connect with Elle and Adam on a deeper emotional level.

Overall, I’m really pleased with what I accomplished this past week. So happy that I don’t begrudge the lack of a day off…but I think I deserve an extra chapter of Anne Stuart tonight!

This Week’s Writing Goals

  • Re-block Acts I and II (a) for future editing/rewrites
  • Apply lessons on Universal Fantasies from 7 Figure Fiction to the scene level for Acts I and II (a) as I re-block.

That’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by, and take care.

Susan

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9 responses to “Author Journal 20th – 26th January 2022”

    • Susan T. Braithwaite – Glasgow, Scotland – 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, jezbraithwaite.blog, and our squirrel army.​
      Susan T. Braithwaite says:

      Thank you! And, thanks for your support, it means a lot!

  1. Stefanie Neumann – Hamburg, Germany – The Art of Awareness – a bright light on the path of beingness. Basically I am… well… me! That contents: Dreamer. Visionary. Connector. Peacefounder. Adventurer. Teacher. Lerner. Artist. Embodied Spirit. … Born as a highly sensitive person and empath I am using these gifts to bring awareness into the world through authenticity. This comes with a natural, strong tendency for clarity. I am in love with creative expression, drawing my inspiration from a colourful, wide range of interests. People often describe me as open-hearted and friendly. What I learned from life on earth: You cannot think an experience. But you can thank for it. ************************************ Die Kunst der Gewahrsamkeit – ein helles Licht auf dem Pfad des Seins. Im Wesentlichen bin ich… nun ja… ich! Das beinhaltet: Träumerin. Visionärin. Vermittlerin. Friedensgründerin. Abenteurerin. Lehrerin. Lernende. Künstlerin. Verkörperter Geist… Als hochsensible Person und Empathin geboren, nutze ich diese Gaben, um Gewahrsamkeit durch Authentizität in die Welt zu bringen. Dies kommt mit einer natürlichen starken Neigung zur Klarheit. Ich bin in den kreativen Ausdruck verliebt, wobei ich meine Inspiration von einer bunten Palette an vielseitigen Interessen beziehe. Menschen beschreiben mich oft als offenherzig und freundlich. Was ich vom Leben auf der Erde gelernt habe: Man kann eine Erfahrung nicht denken. Doch man kann für sie danken.
    Stefanie Neumann says:

    You are so productive, Susan!

    I’m glad that you stumbled upon that homework on the characters. How else would you have noticed?
    And yes, you deserve a big reward for all the great work you’ve done! Go for it!

    • Susan T. Braithwaite – Glasgow, Scotland – 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, jezbraithwaite.blog, and our squirrel army.​
      Susan T. Braithwaite says:

      Thanks, Stefanie! The productivity has taken *years* of figuring out how to motivate myself. Every so often I slip back into the “I don’t want to and you can’t make me” mentality. Hence the bribery and treats 🤣

      • Stefanie Neumann – Hamburg, Germany – The Art of Awareness – a bright light on the path of beingness. Basically I am… well… me! That contents: Dreamer. Visionary. Connector. Peacefounder. Adventurer. Teacher. Lerner. Artist. Embodied Spirit. … Born as a highly sensitive person and empath I am using these gifts to bring awareness into the world through authenticity. This comes with a natural, strong tendency for clarity. I am in love with creative expression, drawing my inspiration from a colourful, wide range of interests. People often describe me as open-hearted and friendly. What I learned from life on earth: You cannot think an experience. But you can thank for it. ************************************ Die Kunst der Gewahrsamkeit – ein helles Licht auf dem Pfad des Seins. Im Wesentlichen bin ich… nun ja… ich! Das beinhaltet: Träumerin. Visionärin. Vermittlerin. Friedensgründerin. Abenteurerin. Lehrerin. Lernende. Künstlerin. Verkörperter Geist… Als hochsensible Person und Empathin geboren, nutze ich diese Gaben, um Gewahrsamkeit durch Authentizität in die Welt zu bringen. Dies kommt mit einer natürlichen starken Neigung zur Klarheit. Ich bin in den kreativen Ausdruck verliebt, wobei ich meine Inspiration von einer bunten Palette an vielseitigen Interessen beziehe. Menschen beschreiben mich oft als offenherzig und freundlich. Was ich vom Leben auf der Erde gelernt habe: Man kann eine Erfahrung nicht denken. Doch man kann für sie danken.
        Stefanie Neumann says:

        I hear you!
        ☕☕☕🍫? 😁

  2. Susan T. Braithwaite – Glasgow, Scotland – 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, jezbraithwaite.blog, and our squirrel army.​
    Susan T. Braithwaite says:
  3. Busy, busy, busy! Don’t forget to look after yourself, Susan. 🙂

    • Susan T. Braithwaite – Glasgow, Scotland – 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, jezbraithwaite.blog, and our squirrel army.​
      Susan T. Braithwaite says:

      Will do. Thanks, Chris. 😊

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