Author Journal 10th – 16th February 2022

Last week saw a massive turnaround for me and my re-blocking of Running the Asset. Let’s dive straight in!

Review 3rd to 9th February 2022

Last week’s goals looked like this:

  1. Complete Act I’s blocking for future editing/rewrites
  2. Block the first half of Act II (a) for future editing/rewrites
  3. Apply lessons on Universal Fantasies from 7 Figure Fiction to the scene level as I re-block.

How Did It Go?

I had a fantastic week. It was as if putting it out on the blog that I was still struggling with blocking–even though I used to love it while screenwriting–removed the block. Pardon the pun.

And, I’ll be honest, the support I’ve had from all of you really made me want to up my game.

Instead of telling you that I got some or even all of last week’s goals completed, I get to tell you that I did more! In fact, whereas I’d aimed to get to the 50% mark in Act II (a), I blasted by that and hit 70%. Woohoo!

This Week’s Writing Goals

Building on the back of last week’s success, and praying that my newfound scene blocking bravery is here to stay, I’m going to push myself a bit. The reason? We’ve taken Jez’s birthday week off (next week), and I plan on enjoying some time away from the story. Therefore, it’d be nice to do that with the lion’s share of the blocking complete.

Here’s the goal list:

  • Complete Act II (a)’s blocking for future editing/rewrites
  • Block the whole of Act II (b) for future editing/rewrites
  • Apply lessons on Universal Fantasies from 7 Figure Fiction to the scene level as I re-block.

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


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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.​

10 thoughts on “Author Journal 10th – 16th February 2022

  1. That’s wonderful Susan! You are on a roll! You go girl!

    1. Thanks, Aletta!

  2. Judy says:


  3. Chris Hall says:

    I’m pleased to hear it’s going so well, Susan. Enjoy your week off!

    1. Thanks, Chris! Will do 😊

  4. How cool is that!
    I’m so happy for you that the block from the block has been removed, Susan. ✨

    What you wrote about connecting with a likeminded, supportive community is something I have observed, too, and it seemed to have been coming forth stronger in the very recent past. (I felt silenced and am experiencing break throughs with my blog posts and creative endeavours).

    Here’s to the good flow! 💗

    1. Thanks, Stefanie! I love that there are so many caring bloggers out there who reach out, give us support, and cheer us along to our goals!

      I’m so glad you’re finding breakthroughs with your work. It’s so frustrating when you get stuck. Like you say, it makes you stop putting yourself out there–that was me in Nov & Dec last year.

      May your creative cup runneth over! 🤗

      1. And yours, too, Susan! 🤗

  5. Great work, sweetie 😘

    1. Thank you, Sweetie! 💖

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