The Writer's Desk

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

Tag: suspense

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 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 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 […]

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 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 […]