Author Sherri Mills

Friday, January 29, 2010

Hard on Children

Since my clients and my friends became aware of my book and my stance on divorce, the feedback has been continual.

I hear so many stories of the suffering children go through when their parents get divorced.

Some of the stories come from clients at work but most of them come from phone calls I get at home.

Yesterday a woman called me in tears because her little boy wanted to go back to his dad. Her ex-husband had called the police and told them something was wrong at the house because his son wasn't happy there.

The little boy was questioned by the police quite thoroughly and they discovered he was perfectly happy with his mom and the home. The real problem was that his dad had made him feel guilty because his dad was single and would be all alone while his mom had somebody.

The little boy was afraid his dad was going to do something drastic while he was gone.

I can't even imagine a little 7 year old boy having that enormous responsibility on his shoulders.

Sadly this is only one of hundreds of stories where the police are involved.

Hard on Children

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Easy to Say

While I was convalescing from my surgery, one of my clients stopped by my house and brought a plate of cookies.

She immediately began talking about my book.

She said, "Sherri, you are right,most marriages can be saved."

She reminded me of her plight twenty years ago.

"When Bill and I were having so many problems and I was at the end of my rope, I went to my Bishop."

What she said next exasperated me.

"My Bishop told me I needed to leave him, so I did." She added, "I have been in poverty ever since. It didn't make the children's lives better, and I have been ten times more miserable since I left him than when my marriage was in turmoil."

It seems so easy for some one else to tell you to get a divorce while they stay comfortably in their own , so called, messed up marriage.

We all have messed up marriages at one point or the other.

It seems to me it would be far easier to fix the mess than to put your children through the hell of divorce.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Another Very Promising Rejection

Here is the Email I received from Amberly Finarelli, the Literary Agent from California.

Many thanks for letting me review the proposal for I WENT ON STRIKE TO SAVE MY MARRIAGE....

I LOVE the concept and feel that this could be a very strong book. My concern, however, is that with the publishing industry as it is, editors are looking more and more at writers with Strong platforms. You are off to a great start with your blog, but I would encourage you to continue building your web presence and marketing your brand to a variety of media sources to get your name out.

For the time being, I'm afraid I must respectfully pass on this project, But I wish you great success with this CREATIVE, FUN, AND IMPORTANT CONCEPT.


i have been interviewed on TV twice. I have given speeches at the college numerous times, was a guest speaker at the womans conference, I have a website and a blog.

That is nothing compared to what I need to do I go, doing whatever it takes to get the job done

Another Very Promising Rejection

Continued Interest in My Book

While I was on the mend from my surgery I got an email from the Agent in Sacremento, California.

She said she had read the proposal and three chapters of my book.

She said so far it looked great and wanted more chapters.

I sent her the rest of the book and today I received an answer.

I will post the answer on my next post.

Eyesight Returning

Everyone out there; a reminder to keep track of what is happening with your eyes.

I am here to tell you, one minute you can have 20-20 vision. The next minute your eye can be bleeding profusely.

It's a very scary situation. When it happened to me, I thought I was going blind because the blindness in one eye made the other eye work twice as hard.

The down side to that is; after a while the good eye stops working as well.

Now you have one eye that is blind and the other eye works when it wants to. This just might be the reason I was given strict instructions not to read for six weeks.

Well, My eyesight has returned. My blogging has returned, and my faith in modern medicine has hit a new high.

I consider Dr. Carver a genius.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Detached Retina

I have been off the planet for a while, I hope someone missed me.

I was working one day without a care in the world when suddenly out of my right eye came what looked like a blizzard. The difference being, the blizzard wasn't white, it was black.

I turned out to be blood.

The diagnosis was; my eye was bleeding profusely, I had a detached retina and more tears in the retina to count.

It was a race against time to get to a Doctor who could do the the extensive surgery to save my eye.

I made it in time, and the only inconvenience that meant anything was the instruction not to read. (that is not a good thing to tell an author.)

Its almost over and I will be back blogging again as soon as I am completely released.