This Writer’s Space: Jessie DevinePosted: May 7, 2014
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Where I Write
This is my writing chair. It’s older than I am, and it’s right by the heater. My buddy there is Diego. He’s always in the chair, whether I’m in it or not. He’s a good conspirator because he sits on me and doesn’t let me get up and get distracted. You can also see my coffee cup and notebook full of mad scribblings from this morning. My rainbow-unicorn-stickered laptop is usually in the picture too, but I’m on that currently.
Where I Am Inspired
I don’t really have one place where inspiration happens. I’m usually inspired by interactions with people, or by concepts (recently, for example, I got a brilliant idea from an article I read about an immortal jellyfish discovered in Japan). However, there’s something I do when I get stuck, and that’s walk my cat. This is Dexter. He loves walking on a leash around the backstreets, so whenever I’m all blocked over a plot point, we go walking and work it out. I think my brain is always trying to do too many things at once, so if I distract it by walking, I can think clearly about the problem.
To Be Read
This is a fraction of my TBR. I also have a big list on my Nook, and more actual books I couldn’t fit in the picture. I know, I know, there are some big names in there I haven’t gotten around to reading yet, including Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Book Thief, and Divergent. I tried Divergent at one point, but I couldn’t get into it. I’m gonna give it another shot eventually. I get nervous about books with lots of hype because I don’t want to be disappointed. But anyway, I love having a big TBR! And having such a diverse list is nice so I have something to read for every mood.
I write YA and NA fiction that pushes limits. I like my stories to be dark and real, even if they’re fantastical. You can always find queer characters in my pages. I’m also genderqueer and a martial artist, an amateur chef and a student. I live in Missoula, MT with my fiance and a million cats.