May 17

May 16, 2013: KOG, Sprouted & Lemon Cream

Writing Session #1: Kitchen Org. Guide
Author/Genre: JD/non-fic
Words written: n/a
Total Words: n/a
Time Spent:  15 minutes

Notes: Finally back to working on this! Worked on the planning
section a little more today – this will be the most comprehensive
section by far. I’m trying to be clear with my explanations, but as
concise as possible to avoid boring people to death. I’m not sure it’s
working – may need to go back and condense it more, but at least I’m
getting the ideas on paper. Good enough for now.



Writing Session #2: Sprouted
Author/Genre: Alex Westhaven/Horror
Words written:  538
Total Words:  3,058
Time Spent:  1 hour

Notes: I figured out a major plot point for this story today…and
it’s a doozey, if I do say so myself. Someone told me I’d better not
kill off the little girl (I have a propensity for killing fictional
children), and I needed to make that scene matter for some reason other
than just “being there”, and the solution turns out to be rather genius
on my main character’s part. It’s a short scene this week, but good, I
think.


Writing Session #3: Lemon Cream
Author/Genre: Trinity Marlow/Erotic romance
Words written:  508
Total Words:  3,359
Time Spent:  45 minutes

Notes: Moving right along…it was hard to even get as far as I did
on this, considering it’s late, and I just finished the scene for
Sprouted. Sometimes it’s difficult to switch gears/genres that fast. But
I wrote up to a pivot point, and while it’s a short scene for posting,
at least it’s something. There’s a lot of good information about our
heroine in this section too.

Now it’s 1:15am, and I’m headed to bed. Hooray for Friday! I might even get to work on my dragon story tonight…


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May 16

May 15, 2013: English Breakfast (733 wds)

Writing Session #1: English Breakfast
Author/Genre: JD/Rom. suspense
Words written: 333
Total Words: 4598
Time Spent:  30 minutes
 
Notes:
I
had no idea where to go next with this, or sort of one, but not really.
So decided to just continue on from the last scene to find out how poor
Karen is holding up. Turns out she’s a pretty tough chick. Or I may
have watched too much Castle this week…either way, Karen’s not
talking. Good girl.


Writing Session #2: English Breakfast
Author/Genre: JD/Rom. suspense
Words written: 400
Total Words: 4,998
Time Spent:  45 minutes
 
Notes: Well
this is a pickle. Sometimes I think writing is a form of masochism…if
I kept count of all the corners I intentionally wrote my characters
into, people would probably think I did it on purpose for some sick kind
of kicks. I have no idea how my heroine is getting out of this one, but
I have enough for the scene, so I’ll find out next week, I guess.

Now it’s 12:52am, and time to head to bed. There’s a James Rollins book waiting with my name on it…


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May 15

May 14, 2013: THHG & KOG

Writing Session #1: THHG
Author/Genre: JD/Rom. suspense

Words written: 204
Total Words: 28,163
Time Spent:  15 minutes

 

Notes:I
had to finish this on a break at work because I fell asleep on it last
night, dang it. But this week’s installment is done anyways, and I have a
good idea of where things are headed, so that’s always a relief.
Hopefully I can use the afternoon break for a quick session on my
kitchen guide…


Writing Session #2: Kitchen Org. Guide

Author/Genre: JD/non-fic

Words written: n/a
Total Words: n/a

Time Spent:  15 minutes

 

Notes:
good quick session this afternoon! I got a lot done on the planning
section, decided to add one more section at the end on re-evaluation,
and came up with a list of questions to help during the planning stage.
Good stuff.


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May 14

May 13, 2013: Kitchen Org. & THHG

Writing Session #1: KOG
Author/Genre: JD/Non-Fic
Words written: n/a
Total Words: n/a
Time Spent:  15 minutes

Notes:
Started on the second section today…got a couple paragraphs done and the rest planned out. Not bad for a Monday..


Writing Session #2: THHG
Author/Genre: JD/Rom. suspense
Words written: 471
Total Words: 27,959
Time Spent:  1/2 hour

Notes: I got distracted tonight by Castle talk as well as insights into Debra and her motivations as a villain. I think the scene went well, all told, but I fell asleep working on it. Literally. I’ll have to finish it off during break time tomorrow. 


It’s 1am, and time for bed… 


May 10

May 9, 2013: Sprouted

Writing Session #1:  Sprouted
Author/Genre: Alex Westhaven/Horror
Words written: 578
Total words: 2509
Time Spent: 1 hour

Notes: I was tired when I started this scene – and a
bit disheartened that my writing week hasn’t gone at all like I wanted
it to. Nevertheless, I’m happy with the way this turned out. I’ve been
studying “villain protagonists” lately, and thinking a lot about them,
and I think this scene was pretty integral to establishing character and
sympathy, for whatever that’s worth.


Now it’ s 1:21am, and I’d better find bed before I fall asleep here at my desk….


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May 9

May 8, 2013: KOG & English Breakfast

Writing Session #1: Kitchen Organizing Guide
Author/Genre: Jamie DeBree/Non-fic
Words Written: n/a
Total Words: n/a
Time Spent: 30 minutes

Notes: First section – done! I’ll need to go through it again and clarify, maybe add an image or three for illustration purposes, but the main content is good, I think. Tomorrow, on to the “planning” section…




Writing Session #2: English Breakfast
Author/Genre: Jamie DeBree/rom. suspense
Words written: 618 
Total words: 4265
Time Spent: 1 hour

Notes: Poor Karen’s day didn’t really get any easier…actually, it kind of just got worse. But she’s where she needs to be now, and with any luck, I’m just about half-done with the story. So good stuff all around! 



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May 8

May 7, 2013: English Breakfast

Writing Session: English Breakfast


Author/Genre: Jamie DeBree/rom suspense


Words written: 508


Total Words: 3,647


Time Spent: 30 minutes




Notes: 

This story’s moving along nicely, though not as quickly as I’d hoped it might. But, what do you do? And will Officer whats-his-name Wilson loosen up? Where the heck is Patrick? Will she kill him next time? These are the questions that keep me writing…


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May 7

May 6, 2013: KOG, THHG

Writing Session #1: Kitchen Organizing Guide
Author/Genre: Jamie DeBree/Non-fic
Total words: n/a
Time Spent: 15 minutes

Notes:
Worked more on the
“Evaluation” section today, and did a little bit on the planning section
as well. I think I’ll have the first section done tomorrow…


Writing Session #2: The Handyman’s Harem Girl
Author/Genre: Jamie DeBree/rom suspense
Words Written: 769
Total Words: 27488
Time Spent: 1 hour

Notes: Slow to get warmed up with this, but it always
is for some reason. The middle “slog” I guess. But I finally figured out
the killer’s motivation, which is going to make it a lot easier from
here on out. It’s hard to know what a character will do next until you
know *why* they are doing anything. Once the why falls into place, so
does the rest of the story. Good stuff.


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May 4

May 3, 2013: KOG, LC & DD

Writing Session #1: Kitchen Organizing Guide
Author/Genre: J. DeBree/non-fic
Section worked: “Evaluate”
Time spent: 15 minutes

Notes:

Wrote four paragraphs explaining the first phase and offering method
suggestions for photo/note organization. This is clicking along rather
nicely, I think…



Writing Session #2: Lemon Cream
Author/Genre: Trinity Marlow/Erotic romance
Words Written: 844
Total Words: 1968
Time spent: 40 minutes

Notes:
I love it when scenes come as easily as this one did…

Writing Session #3: Donteneoux’s Dragon
Author/Genre: JD Corsair/Sci-fi(?)
Words written: 155
Total Words: 155
Time Spent: 20 minutes

Notes:

I was pretty tired starting this, so it was difficult writing anyways.
Then hubby came home from his poker party and that was that. Still, I’m
glad I got a few words in at least – and “discovered” a very cool thing
about the gauntlets that will tie in nicely to a feature later on. So
win-win!

Now it’s 1:03am, and I’m off to read for a bit before bed…

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May 3

May 2, 2013: Kitchen Guide Intro & 347wds – Sprouted

Session #1
Draft Title:
Kitchen Organizing Guide
Author/Genre: Jamie DeBree/non-fic
Words Written: n/a – working in sections
Section worked:  Introduction (complete)
Time Writing: 15 minutes

I get two fifteen minute breaks at work – theoretically (I often end up skipping/missing them). I actually did manage to take one today, and spent it finishing off the Introduction for the kitchen guide. It’s actually kind of amazing what you can get done in 15 minutes – I may try to actually take my breaks to work on non-fic more often. It’s easier than trying to fit fiction into that time – less of a mental shift.


Session #2

Draft Title: Sprouted
Author/Genre: Alex Westhaven/Horror
Words Written: 347
Words to Date: 1,931
Time Writing: 30 minutes

First writing session of the evening, and it was going well until I got interrupted. Hence the short word count, dang it. But I do know what’s happening in the next scene, so looking forward to writing that. The “heroine” in this story is evil – as are all my main characters in horror. which makes one wonder – can a heroine even “be” evil? Or does that demote her to just plain “main character” status? Deep thoughts & all….

Now it’s 12:05am, and I’ve spent the last half hour trying to talk myself into writing, and looking at the free comic book list for Saturday. I have tomorrow morning off work – think I’ll just go read, and worry about more words tomorrow…


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