Interview with Rebecca Isaacson

What's the story behind your latest book?
The Parcel is something that's been on my heart for a while. I so often feel inspired to write short, spiritual scribblings and it was just a way to compile some of those into one place. Writing is one of the main ways I connect with God, and so the link between the written word and my spiritual life is so deep and empowering for me. It's a way of taking what's dwelling inside into the outside world.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The publishing industry is changing and so difficult to crack, especially with work as specialised and experimental as mine. Self publishing just gives me the freedom to publish at any point, and share my heart with those who want to partake in it. For me it's not about sales (my book is free!) and it's not about 'getting my name out there'. It's about worship and creativity and trying something new, and so it was an easy choice!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I am a writer by birth, and so too often I don't even know what I'm thinking or feeling until I take out pen and paper and let it flow onto the page. Writing is an expression, it's a refining, healing and decisive process in my life, and it's an arena with so much freedom - as there is no wrong answers, there is no limits, there is no edge. It's a joy to pull out what's inside with pen and paper and see what happens.
What are you working on next?
I have a novel in the works and a book of poems!
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Oh, so many things! The preciousness of life. Jesus. Exercise. Purpose, people and a great desire to do something of worth within my lifetime.
What is your writing process?
My writing process is as varied as the days in which I write. Often an entire story will download itself into my brain at an unknown and unexpected moment - that's my favourite, and other times I have a small idea and then I have to sit on it, simply thinking and adding for a few months until it's ready to be written. I never just sit, think and write; the inspirational always has to come first or nothing will happen. My process is unreliable, sporadic and completely passion driven.
What do you read for pleasure?
Of course! I LOVE to read, and I always have. Good books are like great friends, which invite worlds without limits.
Describe your desk
A mess. A massive mess. I'm a organised messy person. I work amidst photos, DVDs, paper scraps, hand-written notes, pen jars, pinned-up quotes, folders, photos and a bunch of loose crafting items. I love it.
When did you first start writing?
As long as I can remember!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Working, dreaming, reading, organising, running and adventuring.
Published 2015-04-11.
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Books by This Author

The Parcel: small thoughts about the Big G
Price: Free! Words: 13,300. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
The Parcel: small thoughts about the Big G is an experimental ebook collaboration. It combines short stories, thoughts, blog-posts, verses, scribbles, quotes, photographs and poems from various contributors into one place. The sole purpose is to encourage and inspire Christ's Ambassadors through the depth and strength of the written word, and, to glorify and reveal God's beauty and heart.