Author Journal 17th – 23rd February 2022

Things were a bit touch and go for most of the week. I had a dental thing that caused immense pain, which my CRPS does not like. That’s putting it mildly; the trauma from the procedure triggered a significant flare-up to the point it spread to my left hand and my feet. Though it’s still lingering, I managed to get some excellent work in for Running the Asset. Let’s dive straight in!

Review 7th to 16th February 2022

Here’s what last week’s goals looked like:

  1. Complete Act II (a)’s blocking for future editing/rewrites
  2. Block the whole of Act II (b) 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?

As I said above, I got some great work in. Actually, it was better than that! I got all of it done.

Okay, that’s not 100% true.

I got all the scenes and sequels down on paper, and I’ve been slow time transferring the notes to the blocking sheets. But there are still a good few sheets to fill out. I’ll get them over my break this week.

My soon-to-be-filled in scene and sequel sheets (minus a spoiler scene header)

This Week’s Writing Goals

There are no writing goals for this week (aside from transferring the notes to blocking sheets) as I’m on holiday as of right now! It’s actually my beloved Jez’s birthday today, so it’s cake time in about two mins. If you fancy wishing him a happy birthday, head on over to his latest post and give him a like/follow.

See you all soon!

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.​

15 thoughts on “Author Journal 17th – 23rd February 2022

  1. Oh no! I’m sorry that you had all this pain and now are suffering another flare-up!
    Hopefully your system will recover from the trauma rather sooner than later.

    You did amazing on your writing progress!
    How great is that – you got nearly everything done despite the road-blocks.

    I’m wishing you and Jez some wonderful holiday!
    And, of course, a super smooth and speedy recovery. πŸ’—

    1. Oh, thank you, Stefanie! I’ve finally caught up on the rest of Act II (b), so now it’s time to enjoy the time off. πŸ₯³

      1. Yay! πŸ’ƒπŸŽ‰βœ¨

  2. You are a star!

    1. Thank you so much, Aletta! 🀩

  3. bushboy says:

    Good on you for struggling through the pain Susan. Glad you are better for the celebrations tonight πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks, Brian. I’ll struggle through anything for cake and ice– Jez. Obviously, I mean Jez. 😬

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  4. Chris Hall says:

    Brave Susan! Hope you’re feeling better now (did the cake help?). Belated birthday greetings to your beloved and have a wonderful week ahead πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks, Chris! I’ll pass on the b’day wishes πŸ€—

      1. Chris Hall says:

        I think mine dropped into Jez’s spam (almost as bad a dropping a piece of birthday cake)☹️

      2. Oh, no! I’ll get him to check and fix it.

  5. Brilliant work, sweetie πŸ‘ I can’t believe how much you got done πŸ˜ƒ Cake time πŸ˜‹

    1. Thanks you, sweetie… we need more cakes!

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