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, May 30, 2007

Different...

Lately I have heard this remark from so many people, “You are so different…I have never met anyone quite like you.”
In my earlier years the remark irritated me…usually it was from the lips of a person of a different race…and I took it to mean they were trying to insult other black folks at my expense…
Or…
It was from a man…
And I was convinced he was trying to ‘game’…
For some years I tried extremely hard to have some semblance of sameness…
Never seemed to quite work…
I don’t follow trends for clothing…
Who my friends are…
Cars…
What I eat…
What I read…
And so it seems for what I write…
One of the things that has touched me most when people talk about my writing…
Is when they say…
“How Bold…”
“Refreshing…”
“Never read it quite like that before…”
“Damn that’s different…”
Now I love hearing it…embrace it…savor it…love it…
I am not trying to be different for difference sake…
I am just incapable of dancing to anyone’s tune but my own…
I beat my own drum…dancing til I sweat…
I write my own stories…without a single regret…
I probably would do it differently…if I could…
I simply can’t…
Love and Blessings…
Angelia
acVernon Menchan

4 comments:

Gwyneth Bolton said...

Since a lot of readers are tired of the same ole, same ole, you will be able to take your difference all the way to the bank. ;-) Seriously though, I think if we look back at history it is always the people who are not afraid to step away from the status quo and branch out that create change. We need more folks like that...

Gwyneth

Ramblings...acVernon Menchan said...

Thanks Gwyneth...

I appreciate that...

Love and Blessings...

angelia

JC Martin said...

For some reason today my comments were sent to never never land. Never the less, I will try again. I like the different, because I am far from what one would call every day or normal. I am drawn to people that are not apart of the normal every day. That is why I can appreciate you and other authors like you. They are different.

Yasmin said...

That's what I love about being almost 50....I'm definitely my own woman...hmmm yea I always have been but as I get older I take no prisoners...hehe.