The Writer's Desk

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

Tag: paranormal romance

Writer’s Notes: June 18, 2014

Writing Session 1: When She CriesAuthor/Genre: AW/suspenseWords written:  267Total words:  20,881Time Spent: 30 minutes Notes: Slow starting, but these transition scenes are kind of difficult, because I don’t want them to be boring, but I don’t want to skip over important emotions & information the reader needs later either. If I felt like I could skip them without the […]

Writer’s Notes: June 17, 2014

Writing Session 1: MacKenzie Saves the World Author/Genre: JD/sweet romance Words written:  541 Total words:  35,894 Time Spent: 30 minutes Notes: Well. That certainly took a downturn, which is why I didn’t write it yesterday – I knew it was going to, and I just didn’t want to “go there”. Dang it. But without conflict, there is no story, […]

Writer’s Notes: June 10, 2014

Writing Session 1: Under His WingAuthor/Genre: JD/contemp. paranormal romanceWords written:  260Total words:  15,985Time Spent: 60 minutes Notes: This is what happens when I try to write late and tired – not even really half a scene, and I’ll probably edit half of that tomorrow before I finish the thing. But I still managed to find a little plot […]

Writer’s Notes: June 4, 2014

Writing Session 1: Under His WingAuthor/Genre: JD/contemp. paranormal romanceWords written:  626Total words:  15,729Time Spent: 30 minutes Notes: Another slow starter (gee, can I whine enough about that lately?), but once I got going and focused, it just scooted right along. Just how do you explain the internet to someone who’s never encountered it? And will Thomas become an […]

Writer’s Notes: May 29, 2014

Writing Session 1: Under His WingAuthor/Genre: JD/contemp. paranormal romanceWords written:  355Total words:  15,103Time Spent: 60 minutes Notes: I know, I know. An hour to write 300 words? It’s downright disgraceful, but I’m tired, distracted, and…well, mostly tired. It’s late, and while I should keep writing, it’s just not going to happen tonight. Cross your fingers I get my […]

Writer’s Notes: May 28, 2014

Writing Session 1: Under His WingAuthor/Genre: JD/contemp. paranormal romanceWords written:  308Total words:  14,748Time Spent: 30 minutes Notes: Another slow start…but at least I left this one right in the middle of the action, so I could jump right back in. Always easier to start when things are already hoppin’. I’ll have to finish this a little later…and if […]