The Writer's Desk

Writing, publishing & marketing notes from Jamie DeBree & her alter egos

Month: June 2013

June 28, 2013: The Naughty List

Writing Session 1: The Naughty ListAuthor/Genre: TM/Erotic romanceWords written:  279Total Words:  10,473 (all installments)Time Spent:  15 minutes (break)  Notes: This might need a new title, sadly. I just saw another book with the same title released this week. But, I’ll worry about that later. More pressingly, the next installment of this holiday serial is due in 5 working days […]

June 26, 2013: Cutting Back & Lemon Cream

Writing Session 1: Cutting BackAuthor/Genre: AW/horrorWords written:  450Total Words: 10,620 Time Spent:  15 minutes (break)  Notes: Poor Melanie. She’s having “a night”. She might need to do something drastic to shake the funk… Writing Session 2: Lemon CreamAuthor/Genre: TM/Erotic romanceWords written:  307Total Words:  8,050Time Spent:  45 minutes (after work)  Notes: Some days, the words just come (no pun intended). Other days, not so much. […]

June 25, 2013: Sprouted!

Writing Session 1: SproutedAuthor/Genre: AW/HorrorWords written:  350Total Words:  7,114Time Spent:  15 minutes (break)  Notes: Arg! This is the last scene (or maybe couple scenes, but I’ll finish it today, in any case), and once I get to this point in the story, I just want to write until it’s done. No stopping, as fast as I can, barreling full […]

June 24, 2013: THHG & English Breakfast

Writing Session 1: THHGAuthor/Genre: JD/Rom SuspenseWords written:  292Total Words:  32,333Time Spent:  15 minutes (break)  Notes: Now that Chance and Veronica have a plan, we’ll see if it can plausibly work. Luckily, most women like to show off their “trophy men” and are competitive enough to make mistakes. Here’s hoping Audrey is one of them…considering she’s […]

June 21, 2013: Cutting Back

Writing Session 1: Cutting BackAuthor/Genre: AW/horrorWords written:  286Total Words:  9,049Time Spent:  15 minutes (break)  Notes: Melanie may not be able to provide her friends much security, but I think she’s got the revenge part down pat. I’m anxious to hear about the artwork she did for the VA, but she’s not telling until she sees the news, dang it. […]

June 20, 2013: Lemon Cream

Writing Session 1: Lemon CreamAuthor/Genre: TM/erotic romanceWords written:  611Total Words:  7,743Time Spent:  45 minutes (after work)  Notes: No writing yesterday due to a really long day at work that required serious mental recovery time last night. And I managed to miss my breaks today too, dang it. But this scene is hot, so just as […]

June 18, 2013: English Breakfast & Sprouted

Writing Session 1: English BreakfastAuthor/Genre: JD/rom suspenseWords written:  296Total Words:  8,602Time Spent:  15 minutes (break)  Notes: Well, at least there’s some action and movement going on now. Patrick needs…a personality transplant. Dang it. Actually, now that I think about it, I like Kane better overall. He’s the tough, strong, silent, get-er-done type. Patrick is just…well, a dork, kind of. […]

June 17, 2013: THHG, English Breakfast & Plotting

Writing Session 1: THHGAuthor/Genre: JD/rom suspenseWords written:  335Total Words:  31,815Time Spent:  15 minutes (break)  Notes: Dang it. *Now* the real story finally comes out…and it means the major revisions I’ve been dreading are a definite must. Fortunately, after I plug the *real* plot in, the whole story will make a lot more sense, but it’s going to entail a […]

June 14, 2013: Mr. Mysterious

Writing Session 1: Mr. MysteriousAuthor/Genre: JD/rom suspenseWords written:  222Total Words:  8,913Time Spent:  15 minutes (break)  Notes: Plot pickle – if this relationship is going to ultimately go anywhere, these two are going to need more time together, and some sort of stability. Big issues looming here as we hit the six month mark…and I have no idea how we’re […]