For whom do we write? I really don't have an answer for anyone except myself...
I have always written...diaries, journals..notes...did that make me a writer...surely not in a commercial sense...but one thing I discovered early on is that when I wrote...those things that I allowed people to see...someone was always hanging over my shoulder asking to read it...I can remember when I was about twelve and one of my cousins was seventeen, she asked me to write a scathing, sarcastic missive to her boyfriend...yes at twelve, I knew what scathing, sarcastic and missive meant....I did as asked, but told her I needed five dollars...
The same is pretty much what happened when I wrote books...I had an idea and I sat down and wrote until I had a story...didnt think much about anything other than writing....when it was said and done I placed it up for sale...people bought it...asked for more....
However....this brings me to my question....after readers read it, I knew for whom I was writing...however when reviewers, pontificators and experts read it, for a minute I thought, oh my goodness, I am a hack, can't write at all, though to be fair they never said it like that, never rated my work as less than average, but being a perfectionist, average burned like lye in the eye....but all the times readers were still buying...I was still writing...words were pouring from me like volcanic ash...books, books and more books....so what I had to learn to do, the same way I'd had to do on so many ocassions, about so many other things, was listen to my heart and know that this writing thing is bigger than me...and that all those people who emailed me, text-messaged me or sent checks in the mail this week for my latest book just might be onto something....Writers write for their readers...period.
Love and Blessings...
Angelia Vernon Menchan
Angelia Vernon Menchan is an author, publisher and public speaker who owns two publishing companies, MAMM Productions and Honorable Menchan Media. Mrs. Menchan is also a Budget Officer and former Job Corps Counselor. To date she has published eighteen books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than forty ebook novellas on amazon.com. You can access her bibliography on www.amazon.com search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan
Menchan has also published the work of seven other authors to date and has several publishing projects upcoming in 2013 to include a children's book, Little Wing by biologist, Erin Gawera, Honorable Menchan Poets 2013 by Dictator, Genesis and Creammy Mocha and a breast cancer memoir by Lena Jordan.
She is becoming a sought after speaker for young women audiences because she speaks honestly, straight and open to the issues that plague them such as teen pregnancy, the importance of education and making life impacting choices.
Kim Floyd of Real Mommies Read, a part of the Spartanburg Public Library says:
Angelia's ability to help our teen moms see themselves as she did was a special gift. She instilled within them a desire to make better choices, take control of their bodies and their lives. They realized their pasts didn't have to determine their futures. Angelia let them know their worth.
Mrs. Menchan is available for speaking engagements; book signings and discussions. She resides in Jacksonville, Florida with her husband and graphic designer, Maurice Menchan
Phone numbers: 904 714 2272 904 303 2679