Introducing Rebecca Lee who will be releasing a limited print run of her novelette Object Relations with RCP! Here’s your chance to get to know Rebecca before it comes out.
Object Relations Theory: A form of psychoanalytic theory postulating that people relate to others in order to develop themselves.
1. First, tell us a little about yourself. When did you want to become an author? What inspires you to do what you do? Who are you?
I have always wanted to be a writer. Ever since I could pick up a pen, I’ve been glued to various notebooks. I love the sensation of hiding my words behind paper. It feels like I’m telling a secret to myself.
2. What are some quirky and or unique aspects about you and your writing?
I like to believe that everything has a perspective. If two people can look at the same thing and come up with several different stories, that means it exists and is therefore writing-worthy.
3.RCP “was founded in 2016 to showcase quality fiction, diverse stories, and unexpected protagonists.” What does that mean to you?
I think the word ‘ordinary’ is really fascinating. Even a word that is supposed to mean common, has a million different definitions depending on who you are talking to. With every object that is fictionalized in my book, I try to show a side that may not have been previously thought about. That way ‘normal’ can have several representations.
4. What made you start a blog? Has it influenced your writing in general? How did Object Relations come about?
I’ve been writing in a blog since I was 14. At first it influenced my writing because I wrote for friends. Descriptions I would have poured out in my journal, transformed into stories that I thought friends might find amusing. Object Relations came about early on. When I was a child I would write about object’s personified. I guess I always hung onto it because I could shape something that wasn’t real into anything I wanted.
5. How has writing affected your outlook on things? Has it made you take chances or see things in a different light?
That’s a very difficult question to answer. I’ve been writing almost my whole life, so I can’t imagine what I (or my life) would be like without it. I’d like to say it’s made me take chances and risks I might not have otherwise taken, but I have no idea. It’s my brain. For better or worse, it’s always a part of me.
6. What are you most excited to share when it comes to Object Relations? Ex). A particular vignette or object?
There are many sides to the same coin. (Bad pun I know)
7. Finally, do you have any advice and or tips for aspiring writers out there, especially women?
Write every day. Whether you’re a woman or a man, dedication and discipline are a lasting marriage.