Jaime Reese is the alter ego of an artist who loves the creative process of writing, just not about herself. Fiction is far more interesting. She has a weakness for broken, misunderstood heroes and feels everyone deserves a chance at love and life. An avid fan of a happy ending, she believes those endings acquired with a little difficulty are more cherished.
…and yes, it was totally weird reading something about myself in 3rd person 😛
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Random quick facts about me….
I love to make lists and smile when I can cross something off as ‘completed’.
I’m ambidextrous. And I often get my right and left confused. (side note: hubby sometimes tells me… “your other right”)
I quit my day job after working for 15½ years to design cover work full-time. I also write and I’m an Organizer for annual LGBT GRL Retreat.
I don’t eat blue food. Food shouldn’t be blue. 🙂
I have a dog named Rocco. He’s about 125lbs. He lets hubby and I live in his house.
I have the memory of an elephant. I’m that annoying person who doesn’t forget things.
I’m insanely organized and have OCD (although I’m far better now than I used to be). I require structure and I will obsess about details. But at least I don’t sort my highlighters in my drawer by color anymore. 🙂
I’m a natural observer who loves to people watch.
Not counting sarcasm as a language, I’m fluent in both English and Spanish. I can also sign the alphabet. I can spot certain words in Italian and French. But ultimately, all I know in French is…how to count to 20, say “My name is”, “two horses”, and “grapefruit”. I also know how to ask “Do you speak French” but seriously, once they say “oui” I’m sorta stuck. Unless, of course, they are referring to two horses named Grapefruit. Then I’m good. 🙂
A Better Man was my first published story. It was originally published in July 2012 via a publisher. The title was pulled a year later.
I expanded and re-released the book as a self-published title in January 2014.
I’m not a linear writer. I can write the story in order, but I’m more of a scene writer. And I’m a plotter.
The most I’ve ever written in a single day was 10,500 words. It was a freak thing, and definitely not the norm.
I woke up early (that should have been the first indicator to me that something was up LOL) and planted myself in front of my computer, shut everything off (except for Word), and just wrote. Hubby kept me nourished while I was in an odd, trance-like state, just typing until I typed that last word and suddenly, it’s as if everything came back into focus. That’s the only time that’s ever happened. So I know the possibility is there to write that much, but I definitely don’t knock out that word count as a norm. I write every chance I can.
As a norm, I try to focus on completing a scene in one sitting. There are days I don’t write anything. But if I’m in my writing mode, I can typically write anywhere between 1,000-3,000 words in the morning, depending upon how quickly the scene flows. I then go back another day and edit what I’ve written.