The Writer's Desk

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

Tag: paranormal romance

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 […]

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: 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 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 3, 2014

Writing Session 1: Under His WingAuthor/Genre: JD/contemp. paranormal romanceWords written:  340Total words:  18,666Time Spent: 15 minutes Notes: Whew! No, not hot, really, just intense. And it’s just going to get worse from here, until Katie finally has to start making some really heavy decisions. I’m guessing this is not going to be fun for her…or Thomas. But…it’s what […]

Writer’s Notes: July 1, 2014

Writing Session 1: MacKenzie Saves the World Author/Genre: JD/sweet romance Words written:  219 Total words:  36,985 Time Spent: 15 minutes Notes: Just a quick little start to this scene, which is just going to get worse before it gets better. I really hate starting the week off with such a downer…but alas, we have to go where the story […]

Writer’s Notes: June 24, 2014

Writing Session 1: Under His WingAuthor/Genre: JD/contemp. paranormal romanceWords written:  388Total words:  17,681Time Spent: 30 minutes Notes: Yet another rather emotionally intense scene to start…it’ll wear a writer out, I tell you what. And now we’re finally getting to yet another hurdle for these two lovebirds, and Thomas has some rather bad news for Katie-dear. But hey, that’s […]