Stacey Kessler

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The Distance is the first story I completed. However, I have written many short stories (not published).

I started writing The Distance years ago. It was an intense story for me to write, I shared it with a friend and she helped and encouraged me to finish it. I then shelved it for a few years. Then I felt it was time to take it off the shelf. I took the story back down to the skeleton and rewrote it. This took me another couple years. I believe the story is now the way the Lord intended it to be and it is my prayer that even if only one person reads it then my words will help to lead them to the One who inspired me to write the story.

Although the main character in the story is a teenage runaway, I believe it will minister to the hearts of many women who have lost their way and identity through the wounds of rejection.
What is your writing process?
I prefer to have quiet. I am most creative in the morning before the world is awake and bustling. I've heard some writers like to listen to music while they write, I am not one of those writers; especially if there are lyrics because I will start singing.

I sit down with my laptop and just start writing, pausing every so often to stare into space.

When I feel stuck I will read, or hop onto a writers group and be encouraged by other writers.
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The Distance: A Runaways Journey to Salvation
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 38,040. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
All Sarah wants is a place to belong and for someone to love her. Running from her father and tormenting thoughts that tell her she will never be enough, she meets an older couple who open their home to her. They speak of their God as if He is real, but Sarah questions if there is a God like they believe in, and if He is real, could He love someone like her? Will truth help her overcome rejection?

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