You are probably scratching your head wondering who on earth Jessica Chapman is and how it is you found yourself viewing her blog. Well, while I can’t account for how you ended up here I can at least tell you a little about myself.
I am Jessica – you may also call me Jess – and I currently live in Florida. I have a BA in Psychology with a minor in English. After graduating I spent close to three years working as a therapist for children with autism. Though I am currently receiving my paycheck as a nanny that is not what I “do”. I am a writer.
I have always been a lover of the written word – for what it can teach me and for the places it can transport me – and I have always best been able to express myself by placing pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard). One not so special day I decided to see if I could actually take one of the stories floating around my head with no purpose other than fodder for daydreams and write it down. I found that I could. About a week prior to starting this blog I finished the first draft of my first novel, which is a fantasy novel tentatively titled A Pristine Heart. While there is still much work to be done I am very proud of what I have accomplished.
Now you know a little bit more about who I am. I hope that you enjoy my blog and continue to visit it. You can find out more about what type of posts to expect here. Enjoy!
“ ‘The best thing for being sad,’ replied Merlyn, beginning to puff and blow, ‘is to learn something. That is the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, and you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then—to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting.’ ” The Once and Future King by T. H. White