The Writer's Desk

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

Tag: horror

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 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 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 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: June 27, 2014

Writing Session 1: Kale ChippedAuthor/Genre: AW/horrorWords written:  420Total words:  420Time Spent: 30 minutes Notes: This is a little flash story for an anthology titled Tasteful Murders being put together by Paul De Lancey and Candace C. Bowen on Facebook. When I saw the theme, I just knew one of Alex’s Death by Veggies shorts would be perfect…though they’re normally not *that* short (5 […]

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 12, 2014

Writing Session 1: When She CriesAuthor/Genre: AW/suspenseWords written:  553Total words:  20,588Time Spent: 60 minutes Notes: I had no idea where to start this transition scene, so I just…started writing. After I surfed FB, got a snack, let the dog out, got some water, and checked FB again. It took major discipline to get this scene done, but…it’s done. For […]