The Writer's Desk

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

July 26: More Revisions…

Writing Session 1: The Handyman’s Dancer (formerly THHG)Author/Genre: JD/romantic suspenseWords written: n/a (revising)Total words: n/aTime Spent:  15 minutes (break)   Notes: After a day of *thinking* about revising, and doing everything in my power to avoid it, I’m back at it today. Just revised the 10th scene, which involved rewriting an entire conversation. I’m actually kind of surprised I got it […]

July 24, 2013: Lemon Cream

Writing Session 1: Lemon Cream Author/Genre: TM/erotic romance Words written: 694 Total Words: 11,277 Time Spent: 45 minutes (after work) Notes: Man, it feels good to get back into a draft. Revisions suck (hence nothing done on breaks today, unless you count staring at the words thinking “duh…” for 15 minutes). Drafting is fun. And […]

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 […]