The Writer's Desk

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

May 24, 2013: Lemon Cream & Cutting Back

Writing Session #1: Lemon CreamAuthor/Genre: Trinity Marlow/erotic romanceWords written:  180Total Words:   4,385Time Spent:  15 minutes  Notes: Finished today’s serial installment – whew! Things are getting interesting now. And this story is making me hungry for pastries…and lemon cake, and lemon meringue pie… Writing Session #2: Cutting BackAuthor/Genre: Alex Westhaven/horrorWords written:  797Total Words:  797 (this installment)Time […]

May 23, 2013: Sprouted & Lemon Cream

Writing Session #1: SproutedAuthor/Genre: Alex Westhaven/horrorWords written:  783Total Words:   3,839Time Spent:  30 minutes  Notes: I got on a serious roll with this today…finished the scene in record time across my two breaks, though it definitely will need some editing later. I’m glad it’s done though – and I really like the turn the story’s taking too. Very twisted, which […]

May 22, 2013: Mysterious Complete

Writing Session #1: Mr. MysteriousAuthor/Genre: JD/rom. SuspenseWords written:  530Total Words:   2,498 (this installment)Time Spent:  30 minutes  Notes: I never did get my breaks today, so got a much later start than I’d hoped, but this story is finally finished. And it’s got a nice little twist in it now too, along with a nod to […]

May 20, 2013: Mr. Mysterious & THHG

Writing Session #1: Mr. MysteriousAuthor/Genre: JD/rom. SuspenseWords written:  505Total Words:  6,549 (all installments)Time Spent:  15 minutes  Notes: This could be a good sign – I decided to commandeer my non-fic writing breaks for the holiday serial stories I need to have done by next Monday, and today the words just started flying. I hope the rest of it goes […]

May 16, 2013: KOG, Sprouted & Lemon Cream

Writing Session #1: Kitchen Org. GuideAuthor/Genre: JD/non-ficWords written: n/aTotal Words: n/aTime 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 […]

May 15, 2013: English Breakfast (733 wds)

Writing Session #1: English BreakfastAuthor/Genre: JD/Rom. suspenseWords 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]