The Writer's Desk

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

Tag: The Bedrock Arrangement

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, […]

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 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 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 […]

Writer’s Notes: June 19, 2014

Writing Session 1: The Bedrock ArrangementAuthor/Genre: TM/erotic romanceWords written:  837Total words: 9,309Time Spent: 60 minutes Notes: The thing about writing is…if what I’m writing is boring me, it’ll bore the reader too. And with erotic romance, it’s sometimes hard to keep that tension thread tight while taking care of mundane things. All that to say, I started, got half-way through, […]

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 13, 2014

Writing Session 1: The Bedrock ArrangementAuthor/Genre: TM/erotic romanceWords written: 555Total words: 8,154Time Spent: 30 minutes Notes: Well now. I love it when something I didn’t even know was a problem has a logical explanation. Makes things so much neater. And “fixing” it is going to be a nice little project for Jillian too. But the scene isn’t quite finished yet. I’ll […]

Writer’s Notes: June 5, 2014

Writing Session 1: When She Cries Author/Genre: AW/suspense Words written: 842 Total words: 20,035 Time Spent: 30 minutes Notes: You know, some days, I think I really suck at this. Other days, like today, I feel like a frickin’ genius. I can’t decide whether I just started the book over, or moved into the “second […]

Writer’s Notes: May 30, 2014

Writing Session 1: When She Cries Author/Genre: AW/suspense Words written: 786 Total words: 19,152 Time Spent: 45 minutes Notes: Ooo…getting a bit deep (philosophically speaking) here. But hey, Nicole’s still alive, so there’s that. And there’s going to be another twist too, but that’ll have to wait for the next scene (because I’m totally behind […]