Well, hello there, awesome readers!
What you see here is the face of a happy writer. My words – my message – is impacting people’s lives. Who’d a thought?
As some of you know, my book, SUPERWOMAN: A Funny and Reflective Look at Single Motherhood, officially released on March 8th.
How did I feel during the days leading up to its release? Nervous. Anxious, but not in a good way. I wasn’t sure how the book was going to be received. I would wake up in the middle of the night with the words, “WHAT DID I DO???” swirling in my head. Of course, our problems are always bigger during the midnight hour. It’s a time when lizards grow into Godzilla. I’m not going to lie to you. On some nights, I felt so panicked that I thought I needed a paper bag.
As it turns out, what I really needed was to remember that the book was written with a purpose. Although it is an honest account of what my life was like when my kids were little, as well as the lives of the women I profiled, I wrote it for all the single mothers out there as a reminder that you are not alone.
Since the book’s release, I’m realizing how many people – how many single mothers and even mothers that are not single – need to hear this.
One reader left a comment on an Instagram post. Her words made me both sad and happy at the same time:
Loved this book! Everything resonated with me … especially looking back at the “magical moments” when we were poor as dirt lol. There was truly magic in those times. Miss that so much.
I chuckled last night while reading …. your chapters are the perfect length for tired single moms to get through before falling asleep. Congrats Mona! So well done.
Her words left me feeling sad because she hit it on the nose when she used the words “magical moments” and “poor as dirt” in the same sentence.
At the same time, her words left me feeling happy because I’m realizing that while writing this book is a dream come true for me personally, it is impacting the lives of other single mothers out there. Women I haven’t met personally and yet have so much in common with.
There is power in knowing that others are feeling what we’re feeling.
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