Sherri Sand's first novel, Leave It To Chance, is a humorous tale of a romance between two stubborn people and the antics of a horse named Chance.
Sherri is a wife and mother of four young children who keep her scrambling to stay ahead of the spilled milk. She is a member of The Writer’s View and American Christian Fiction Writers. Sherri finds the most joy in writing when the characters take on a life of their own and she becomes the recorder of their stories. She holds a degree in psychology from the University of Oregon.
Here's Part 1 of a two-part interview with Sherri. Come back Thursday for Part 2.
What got you started along the Writing Road?
I felt pretty powerless as a child and escaped into a world of fantasy. At bedtime, I would lay awake for hours concocting stories in which I was the heroine and could say or do things that made me feel empowered. Sometimes that world was more real to me than my own. I think I’ve always known that I would write. About ten years ago, when I was pregnant with twins and on doctor mandated bed rest, I had the time to start. So the passion to write started to bloom, but it was five years before I had the confidence to pursue publication.
What are any obstacles that you've experienced along the Writing Road?
I tend toward perfectionism, and for a lot of years my value and worth were tied up in performance. So it was a bit scary tossing my manuscript out there to get chewed up by critiques and rejections. It was easy to withdraw into my cave when I didn’t feel that my writing was strong enough. A couple years ago, God did a tremendous transformation in my life and walked me through the process of putting my value where it truly belongs—in Him. Though it’s something I have to remind myself of often.
What's next for you along the Writing Road?
I’m involved in a collaboration project that I’m jazzed about, but we’re still in the outlining process.
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Thanks for stopping by Sherri Sand’s Leave it to Chance blog tour!
Here are the blogs featuring Sherri during our May 19-23 tour.
Amber Miller: http://www.ambermiller.com
Blog Tour Spot: http://blogtourspot.wordpress.com
Camy’s Loft: http://camys-loft.blogspot.com
Chatter Matters: http://jenndoucette.blog-city.com
A Christian Romance Writer’s Journey: http://www.eileenastels.blogspot.com
Cliffy’s Mom’s Blog: http://nancyjbailey.blogspot.com/
Flying Changes: http://flyingchanges.wordpress.com/
The Friendly Book Nook: http://thefriendlybooknook.com
Horse Book Reviews: http://horsebookreviews.blogspot.com/
I Don’t Wanna Blog: http://elizardbreath8.blogspot.com
In the Dailies: http://www.tanyadennisbooks.com
Leap of Faith: http://marriageleap.com
A Little Bit of Sunshine: http://footprintsinthesand.us/blog
Margaret Daley: http://margaretdaley.blogspot.com
Ma Space: http://grammaspace.blogspot.com
Musings on This, That & The Other Thing: http://jenniferallee.blogspot.com
Mystery, Suspense and God, Oh My!: http://writesthoughts.blogspot.com
Net’s Notes: http://www.annetteirby.blogspot.com
Novel Journey: http://noveljourney.blogspot.com
Penning Prose: http://www.audrasilva.com/blog
Portrait of a Writer . . . Interrupted: http://www.ginaconroy.com/ginablog/wordpress
Readin N Writing with Patricia: http://readinnwritin.blogspot.com
Real Women Scrap: http://realwomenscrap.typepad.com/
Relevant Blog: http://relevantblog.blogspot.com
Sharon Hinck: http://www.sharonswriting.blogspot.com/
Sips ‘n Cups Cafeteria: http://peggyblannphifer.blogspot.com
Smells Horsey: http://www.smellshorsey.com/
Toni V Lee: http://www.tonivlee.blogspot.com
Writing by Faith: http://writebyfaith.blogspot.com