Hey there, Sassy Pants! How’s it hanging?
Don’t ever let me ask that again. (How’s it hanging? Really? What are we, the 60s???)
As some of you know, I’m currently writing chapter two of Family Secrets, a psychological thriller series that’s been living in my head for a few years.
Chapter one is available on Amazon, but I have to warn you. If you don’t like reading about people who do horrible things, you probably shouldn’t read it. Not. Even. Kidding. I get spooked when I’m working on this story AND I’M THE ONE WRITING IT. (Clearly, I need to hire someone else to promote my work.)
If you do like reading about people who do horrible things, here’s the link to Family Secrets, Chapter one. (That didn’t sound too salesy, did it?)
And it’s free with Kindle Unlimited. Otherwise, it’s .99¢. That’s right. I’m going to get filthy rich with this one. *Insert evil laugh. Or eye roll*
Regardless, I’m enjoying writing it.
If you’re an aspiring writer or just interested in the process, here’s a glimpse…
I have no process. It’s messy. It’s disorganized. It’s a little like the way I cook. The only difference is once I’m done dumping my thoughts onto paper (or screen), I can go back and take the chaos out of all my typos and grammar mistakes.
At the end of making dinner on the other hand, what I’m usually left with is a need for takeout.
Also, I want to mention that sometimes writing looks like intellectual awkwardness. Between Olympic-like sprees of fingers running across the keyboard, there’s a lot of staring into space.
Except when this happens…
So, the other night I was lying in bed with my laptop when suddenly I looked up from my screen and noticed with my own unsuspecting eyes where evil hides in my house.
If you’re thinking, “What? What’s so special about a curtain rod?”
My answer to you is this:
THAT IS NO CURTAIN ROD.
Here’s a closer look.
Now do you see it?
Mona Andrei is an award-winning humor blogger, columnist, and author. In her most recent book, SUPERWOMAN: A Funny and Reflective Look at Single Motherhood, she shares her challenges and triumphs as a single mother as well as stories from other single mothers.
Mona is also the host of the Single Moms with Moxie podcast.
When Mona isn’t writing or interviewing single mothers, you can probably find her dancing. As a member of a competitive hip hop team, she likes to think that she’ll stay young and cool forever. She may be delusional.