The Writer's Desk

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

Category: Writer’s Notes

July 23, 2013: THD Revisions

Writing Session 1: The Handyman’s Dancer (formerly THHG)Author/Genre: JD/romantic suspenseScenes Marked for Revision: 10 (25 total)Total Scenes: 53Time Spent:  15 minutes (break)  Notes: Well this is a pickle. I’ve got half the draft marked for revisions, but I can’t do any more until I actually make some revisions, so I know where the rest of […]

July 18, 2013: EB Revisions – Fini!

Writing Session 1: English BreakfastAuthor/Genre: JD/romantic suspenseWords written: n/aTotal Words: n/aTime Spent:  15 minutes (break)  Notes: Deleted an entire scene and started writing a new one to match the revised storyline. It’s better, more tightly plotted, and it makes more sense. Hopefully I can finish it this afternoon and move on to the next (which […]

July 17, 2013: Revision Redux

Writing Session 1: English BreakfastAuthor/Genre: JD/romantic suspenseWords written: n/aTotal Words: n/aTime Spent:  15 minutes (break)  Notes: More revisions…and I found a huge plot hole (related to the suspense side of things) that took most of this short session to figure out how to fix. Dang it. Good that I found it now, I guess, but […]

July 16, 2013: Some writing, some revising…

Writing Session 1: Lemon CreamAuthor/Genre: TM/erotic romanceWords written: 495Total Words: 10,631Time Spent:  15 minutes (break)  Notes: Well alrighty then. I almost want to continue on with the next scene, but I’ll restrain myself. Other things to do, I suppose. But…yeah. Yum! Now I want cheesecake… Writing Session 2: SproutedAuthor/Genre: AW/horrorWords written: n/aTotal Words: n/aTime Spent:  15 […]

July 15, 2013: EB & LC

Writing Session 1: English BreakfastAuthor/Genre: JD/Rom SuspenseWords written: n/a Total Words: n/aTime Spent:  15 minutes (break)  Notes: Quick scan-through of the whole story to remind myself what happened, when, and betwixt whom. Made some revision notes, figured out how I can fix the not-happening romance, and now I think I can write the last scene. […]

July 11, 2013: THHG Done!

Writing Session 1: THHGAuthor/Genre: JD/Rom SuspenseWords written: 400 Total Words:  35,317Time Spent:  15 minutes (break)  Notes: Well dang. This just gets sweeter by the word.  I think I might go into sugar shock here in a minute… Writing Session 2: THHGAuthor/Genre: JD/Rom SuspenseWords written: 362 Total Words:  35,679Time Spent:  15 minutes (break)  Notes: And…I’m calling […]

July 10, 2013: THHG & Lemon Cream

Writing Session 1: THHGAuthor/Genre: JD/Rom SuspenseWords written: 164Total Words:  34,607Time Spent:  15 minutes (break)  Notes: Since I’m ahead of schedule this week, no need to work on risque drafts during the work day. Instead, I decided to keep on moving on this draft since I’d like to have it finished up by Friday. This was […]

July 9, 2013: English Breakfast

Writing Session 1: English BreakfastAuthor/Genre: JD/Rom SuspenseWords written: 662Total Words:  10,577Time Spent:  45 minutes (after work)  Notes: Taking a day off at the day job comes with consequences, and this one more so than others, it seems. No breaks today, but I exercised some serious mental discipline tonight and forced myself to get down to […]

July 8, 2013: THHG

Writing Session 1: The Handyman’s Harem GirlAuthor/Genre: JD/Rom suspenseWords written: 323Total Words:  33,636Time Spent:  30 minutes (morning) Notes: A day off = more time for writing. I’m getting so close to the end of this story, and honestly, I just want it over because it needs so much work. I’ve been doing better not rushing the endings on my books lately, […]

July 5, 2013: EB & LC

Writing Session 1: English Breakfast Author/Genre: JD/romantic suspense Words written: 602  Total Words:  9,910 Time Spent:  15 minutes (break)   Notes: I started this last night, but didn’t make note of the word count (it was late, I was tired, and I wasn’t thinking all that clearly), so I just recorded the whole word count here.  This story is annoying […]