{Writing Journal} Day 4 & 5: Glimpse into Writing The Rebel’s Bride

Yesterday ended up being a difficult day for posting, so I’m doing both days today. Yesterday’s writing focus was to finish typing out the last of the note card outline into the story document. Usually this only takes me a day or two, but there were some complications that had me re-plotting a part of the story.

I figured I’d give the curious a little insight into what my writing process looks like. It starts with outlining the story, or in this case the four books of the series. Below is what the books look like at that stage. Each card has a short summary of what needs to happen in the series.


My note card outlines of all four planned novels for The Queen’s Rebellion Series.

After the note card planning, I type all my notes from the cards into my story document. The below picture gives you an idea of what it looks like. The red lettering at the beginning of the chapters are a summary of the scene that needs to be written. The black lettering below that is what is already written. You’ll notice that I have a lot left to write and I’m looking forward to the challenge of making the lives of these two very difficult. It’s the least I can do to them for changing things on me. 😀

Book _Writing_Layout

Today’s word count: 3838


Disclaimer: These snippets are unedited and might be entirely different in the final version.

She nodded, took a deep breath, and stepped closer to Cynel. Her scent filled his nose, wiggling its way through his senses and by sheer force of will he kept his feet firmly planted on the ground and his hands at his side. He couldn’t stop the sigh that passed his lips now that she was close.

“Let me see your wound, Cynel.” Her voice rolled over him like a silken benediction, and his muscles relaxed with a shudder, but he was still very alert.

She didn’t wait for him to present his back to her, she lifted the hem of his tunic, pulling it over his head, and inspected the fresh marks among the older scars.