Friday, October 1, 2010
LETS CHAT FRIDAY with VANNETTA CHAPMAN
(Vannetta) I've been writing for 11 years - the first 5 as a freelance writer doing pieces in Christian family life magazines. The last 6 I've been writing novels. A Simple Amish Christmas is my 9th, though it's my first inspirational to be published.
(Vannetta) Compassion. I try to be kind and that's what I look for in others - simple kindness.
(Vannetta) Cindy Woodsmall's "Hope of Refuge"
(Vannetta) I like that I'm not a whiner. I have a very positive outlook on life, and I have my parents to thank for that - I think it was genetically passed on to me.
(Robin) In the legacy you leave, what is one thing you hope out shines before all others?
(Vanetta) Grace. If in any small way, what I write and the way I live can point toward God's grace, then I'll be satisfied.
(Robin) How do you define success?
(Vannetta) I think success is when you're able to do what you feel called to do. For me, that's writing, and since I'm doing it - I feel pretty successful. Selling a lot of books would be great too, but real success for me is getting up in the morning and feeling good about what you need to do that day.