The Writer's Desk

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

Writer’s Notes: January 11, 2015

Given that daily updates here just aren’t really working for me (cuts into the writing time, and even more so now that I’m trying to get to bed earlier – yes, I know, laugh it up. I did say”trying”…), I’ve decided to change the direction and focus of this blog to something more manageable (and possibly more […]

National Novel Writing Month Begins (uh, late)!

Yeah, I’m a little late starting NaNo this year. I got a tiny start on Sunday night, and then a little bit more Monday, but nothing to write home about (ahem). Tuesday (today, actually – it’s just after midnight Weds, but since I haven’t gone to bed yet…) was a holiday for the day job, […]

Writing Notes, August 20, 2014

Writing Session 1: MacKenzie Saves the World Author/Genre: JD/sweet romance Words written:  198 Total words:  42,026 Time Spent: 15 minutes Notes: Aaand…scene cut. To cliffhanger. Sorry, my pretties. It had to be done… 😉   Writing Session 2: Under His WingAuthor/Genre: JD/contemp. paranormal romanceWords written:  198Total words:  22,647Time Spent: 15 minutes Notes: This…is not going to end well… Writing Session 3: Under His […]

Writing Notes: August 19, 2014

Writing Session 1: MacKenzie Saves the World Author/Genre: JD/sweet romance Words written:  294 Total words:  41,502 Time Spent: 15 minutes Notes: Good start to this scene, methinks. And I know where the rest of it is headed, if I can just get it all typed out. Dang slow fingers… Writing Session 2: MacKenzie Saves the World Author/Genre: JD/sweet romance Words written:  […]

Writer’s Notes: August 14, 2014

Writing Session 1: Under His WingAuthor/Genre: JD/contemp. paranormal romanceWords written:  222Total words:  22,449Time Spent: 15 minutes Notes: Uh-oh. I just hate it when nothing works like it was supposed to, leaving our heroine in mortal danger and her hero in a panic. This should be interesting… Writing Session 2: When She Cries Author/Genre: AW/suspenseWords written:  570Total words:  26,798Time Spent: 30 minutes […]

Writer’s Notes: August 13, 2014

Writing Session 1: MacKenzie Saves the World Author/Genre: JD/sweet romance Words written:  541 Total words:  41,206 Time Spent: 20 minutes Notes: I wrote half of this yesterday, but didn’t have time to record it, so I’m lumping it all together for today. I’m getting along towards the end of this book (finally), and working hard not to rush the […]

Writer’s Notes: August 1, 2014

Writing Session 1: When She Cries Author/Genre: AW/suspenseWords written:  394Total words:  25,682Time Spent: 15 minutes Notes: Just when I think there’s no where else to go…the characters show me differently. This is really sick and twisted. And it’s gonna get even worse… Writing Session 2: The Bedrock ArrangementAuthor/Genre: TM/erotic romanceWords written:  567Total words: 13,509Time Spent: 30 minutes Notes: I hate arguments. But there’s almost […]