The Writer's Desk

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

Writer’s Notes: July 31, 2014

Writing Session 1: Under His WingAuthor/Genre: JD/contemp. paranormal romanceWords written:  545Total words:  21,328Time Spent: 30 minutes Notes: Angst – check. Questions answered – check. Tension released – check. Hot kiss – check. What’s next? Oh right. Serial killer. Must change gears… Writing Session 2: When She Cries Author/Genre: AW/suspenseWords written:  246Total words:  25,288Time Spent: 30 minutes Notes: So when I wrote the […]

Writer’s Notes: July 30, 2014

Writing Session 1: MacKenzie Saves the World Author/Genre: JD/sweet romance Words written:  225 Total words:  39,513 Time Spent: 15 minutes Notes: Another slow-going day, but hey, progress is progress. And it’s a fight, so things should pick up soon, methinks… Writing Session 2: MacKenzie Saves the World Author/Genre: JD/sweet romance Words written:  379 Total words:  39,892 Time Spent: 15 minutes Notes: Yeah…the scene […]

Writer’s Notes: July 24, 2014

Writing Session 1: MacKenzie Saves the World Author/Genre: JD/sweet romance Words written:  251 Total words:  39,288 Time Spent: 15 minutes Notes: Always leave ’em wanting more, right? My work here is done. And my poor characters are no better off. One might even say they’re worse off. Such is storytelling, eh? I’m super-behind, so on to the next scene […]

Writer’s Notes: July 23, 2014

Writing Session 1: MacKenzie Saves the World Author/Genre: JD/sweet romance Words written:  443 Total words:  39,037 Time Spent: 30 minutes Notes: A bit of a slow start again today, mostly because I’m running way late this week and it’s been awhile since I’ve “talked” to these characters. Also, I was interrupted by roofing contractors twice, dang it. Once it got going […]

Writer’s Notes: July 17, 2014

Writing Session 1: Under His WingAuthor/Genre: JD/contemp. paranormal romanceWords written:  231Total words:  19,450Time Spent: 15 minutes Notes: I’m struggling a bit here, but mostly because I’m over-thinking again. Do I have enough story? Enough plot? What can I add to the plot that will add to the story without padding? Will I just have to settle for another […]

Writer’s Notes: July 16, 2014

Writing Session 1: MacKenzie Saves the World Author/Genre: JD/sweet romance Words written:  736 Total words:  38,594 Time Spent: 30 minutes Notes: I”m a slow starter this week for some reason…too many other distractions on the brain, I guess. And this story is just…difficult to write through at the moment. But, the show must go on, and MacKenzie’s gaining valuable […]

Writer’s Notes: July 11, 2014

Writing Session 1: When She Cries Author/Genre: AW/suspenseWords written:  234Total words:  23,017Time Spent: 15 minutes Notes: Well now. I didn’t see that coming, but should have. Patrick can’t be *too* nice now, can he? So…now what? Guess I have to keep writing to find out… Writing Session 2: When She Cries Author/Genre: AW/suspenseWords written:  643Total words:  23,660Time Spent: 15 minutes Notes: […]

Writer’s Notes: July 4, 2014

Writing Session 1: When She Cries Author/Genre: AW/suspenseWords written:  457Total words:  22,784Time Spent: 15 minutes Notes: Alrighty then. Head games – check. Viewer numbers climbing – check. Time for the competition to start…may the best person “win”… Writing Session 2: The Bedrock ArrangementAuthor/Genre: TM/erotic romanceWords written:  854Total words: 10,705Time Spent: 60 minutes Notes: Well now. Yeah. In one word – intense. Things are going […]