The Author

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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

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6 thoughts on “The Author”

  1. Hi Jesi,

    I enjoyed reading your work and I love the art. I wmore of your interestinill return to your blog to see some more of your interesting work.

    diane
    mindofagoddess@wordpress.com

  2. 1:47am?? Good Lord, you’re not a vampire are you? 🙂

    The future looks wonderfully, gleamingly bright and shiny like a copper sun rising over the calm horizon of a far-off bay.

    The weather outside the windows of this drab office, however, looks as grey as a pigeon’s wing and twice as moth-eaten.

    But beyond that drab greyness lies the shining future, so that’s where I’m keeping my sights firmly fixed 🙂

    (P.S: WP won’t allow me to reply to a reply to a reply for some reason, hence the random reply here!)

    • Last time I checked, I am not a vampire. And by vampire, we are talking about the classic blood drinking-bursting in the sun-sleep in a coffin kind yes? Not the God awful glittery “vampire”

      It’s now 4:50 PM here and I wanted to believe you about the bright and shining future but being as sick as I am, I’d say it’s just okay. 😉

      I’ve been meaning to ask, have you thought of a book cover? I’d be glad to help.

      • Don’t get me started on sparkly vampires… *shudder* A stake through the heart for the lot of ’em I say!!

        I’ve been so busy with editing the book and preparing a pitch over the past few weeks that I haven’t even had time to consider a cover recently. At the moment, the very idea of even needing a cover seems a long, long way off. Every time I feel I’m coming close to having a finished masterpiece (hahaha!) something else pops up to say “change me, change me” 🙂

        • I can completely understand that. Luckily, I’m a graphic design student and making mock ups for the book cover is fun AND can be thrown in as part of my portfolio. 🙂

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