I didn’t think that I would come to a point where I could say “I’m writing a book” but now that I look back on it, writing has always been a part of my life. When I was in sixth grade I wrote a (pretty long) story. Everyday after school I would sit at the computer in my parent’s room and write. I finished it, printed all 100 pages, designed a cover and stapled it all together. It saddens me that I don’t have a copy of it anywhere now.
Unspoken came to me during one of those, turn of the page, moments in my life. I was starting a new chapter and I begun to think of “what if’s”. I was hitting a dreary place in my mind/heart and writing this story was like therapy for me. The first draft took me exactly six days and locking myself away from the outside world. It surprised me that I didn’t want to stop there… I rewrote the draft then rewrote again. This final draft is the fourth and my goal for publication is growing nearer and nearer. I’m so freaked out yet so excited, I can’t even begin to explain what a roller coaster ride this has been.
Other than that, a few fun facts about me: I’m an artist mentor for adults with disabilities, I pretty much have the coolest job on the planet. I freelance on weekends as a portrait photographer and occasionally get commissioned for artwork here and there. I create and design all my book covers, graphics and etc. I am addicted to coffee and I practically live in coffee bean. I could eat sushi or salad all day everyday. I collect unique and whimsical coffee mugs, I hope to one day own enough to fill a whole cupboard. I play the guitar, not well, but I love to play it anyway. I’m a total geek and I would be a very happy one if they brought Fire Fly back on TV. Obviously, being an aspiring writer means I am a bookworm but I must confess, I’m a sucker for romance genres. Specially the self-published books, I don’t know why, but I have quite a fondness for them.
If you’d like to contact me, feel free to email >> Jesi.Lee@hotmail.com