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 twenty-three books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than eighty ebook novellas on amazon.com. You can access her bibliography on www.amazon.com search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan




Contact information:
Website: http://acvermen.blogspot.com
Email: acvermen@yahoo.com
Phone numbers: 904 714 2272 904 303 2679

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

FEELINGS ARE AGELESS...

I am always amazed and amused when young people talk as though they have a monopoly on feelings…it seems that many think that after 40 something, feeling.. take a back seat to everything else,
Well let me disabuse the babies of that notion,
Feelings are ageless,
I remember when writing my first book,
My niece, yeah K, I am talking about you,
Was concerned that my main characters were aging,
She wanted them to stay young, it seems she wanted to know,
What they could be up to as they aged,
After laughing a bit, I told her to hold on,
Before I could deal with that, someone offered me a book deal,
However, I was told I would have to rewrite my first book,
And make the characters younger,
Because no one wanted to read about people in their forties and fifties being intimate,
I was told that at that age characters should only be about mentoring and caretaking,
I was stunned, didn’t know that the definitions of women was so narrow,
So I said, ‘No thank you very much…’
Because what I know for sure is that we can mentor and feel,
Bodies age, feelings don’t,
And people still want to love, be cared for, have relationships and intimacy at all ages,
And truth be told, they are probably better at it,
Because so much stuff has been experienced and hopefully resolved as we get older,
We aren’t as caught up as we were when we were younger,
But maybe I am wrong,
But you know what I plan to stay wrong and continue to,
Feel something and write about those who do the same!

SCHAE’S STORY: A Woman’s Transformation
Ageless Fiction @ http://www.angeliavmenchan.com/

LOVE PEACE BLESSINGS!
angelia

4 comments:

Yasmin said...

AMEN...AMEN...AMEN...sometimes we have to step away from the madness and just do us...or in your case sis...Just Do YOU...work it gurl!
xoxo

Sylvia Hubbard said...

funny. my characters are aging too and it's just weird in my head, but it feels so normal.

currently my female character is thirty. This is the first time my lead character hit the 30 level.

i made her powerful and beautiful, but i think i'm going to have fun with her age.

And i think i still get caught up in THE emotions and get upset when men my age don't.

you're right about the intimacy and stuff. we tend to as we get older forget how to do it but long for it just as much.

Angelia... said...

That's it Yas..

Okay Sylvia,
I guess thirty is older than 29...smiling...oh yeah, and I am real sorry that YOU have forgotten how to do it...smooches!

angelia

Dera Williams said...

You have spoken truth to power. Yeah, like are supposed to be put out to pasture. They just don't get it. But we do.