The Writer's Desk

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

Category: Writer’s Notes

July 3, 2013: TNL (Holiday Serial)

Writing Session 1: The Naughty List Author/Genre: TM/Erotic Romance Words written: 446 Total Words:  12,256 Time Spent:  15 minutes (break)   Notes: Whew! Alrighty then. Anyone got any ice water? *fans self*    Writing Session 2: The Naughty List Author/Genre: TM/Erotic Romance Words written: 410 Total Words:  12,666 Time Spent:  15 minutes (break)   Notes: Yeah, I got nothing here. Nothing I care to tell […]

July 2, 2013: TNL

Writing Session 1: The Naughty List Author/Genre: TM/Erotic Romance Words written:   Total Words:  11,254 Time Spent:  15 minutes (break)   Notes: *Now* we’re finally getting somewhere. These two had me worried! Maybe now we can get to the fun part of the evening, eh? I mean, this is supposed to be *erotic* romance…not a frickin’ soap opera…   Writing […]

July 1, 2013: THHG, Plotting, & TNL

Writing Session 1: THHGAuthor/Genre: JD/Romantic SuspenseWords written:  596Total Words:  33,313Time Spent:  30 minutes (after work)  Notes: No breaks today – Monday and all, I guess. When I finally was able to write, I had the *hardest* time actually getting started. Mostly because I knew where this story is sort of heading, but I really wasn’t sure how. Or why. […]

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 […]