The Writer's Desk

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

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 […]

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 […]