Introducing Rebecca Lee who will be releasing a limited print run of her novelette Object Relations: A Novelette 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.
Through long divisions of interpretation, words sectioned into sentences. Uncomfortable, they bunched together, worried their independence lost. Together, all the words decided they should be bound in unison forever. Their books stain the beliefs that we continue to hold.
Rebecca Lee’s collection of vignettes demonstrates the various imaginary relationships of personified objects. From door knobs to smartphones, everyday encounters come alive.
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.