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Mona's Musings

January 18th, 2012

Declaration of Intent

It’s scary: going head to head with the tidal wave of forces that tear apart families, beginning with marriage. I feel a little like David against an army of Goliath’s. Anxiety dreams plague me every night, and by day, I am consumed with thoughts of what more I can do. There is no resisting it.

I have just finished studying my fourtieth book on marriage and am to the point that I’m ready to write my own book. In fact, I’ve finished the first several thousand words. It is completely different than anything I have written on romance and marriage; it is spilling out of me like magic – clear as a bell – non-stop; a whole new paradigm I have not heard or seen anywhere, plunked down, the full score, in my brain. I have, in fact, sat at the computer for three days straight without getting dressed.

When it’s over, the battle will have just begun. Though I’ve been doing some speaking already, I expect to put a lot more energy and resources into reaching wives, especially young wives, in live presentations, webinars, and conference calls. My blog will go VERY live and I’ll pump out the podcasts and newsletters. I expect it will be my personal focus and passion for the next ten to twenty years of my life–next in importance to my own relationships. And though I will be just one voice, I visualize becoming mann voices: wives supporting wives.

In the meantime, I’m withdrawing from as many of my regular activities as possible so as to concentrate on writing the book: serious musing. It’s the great wrestle of the writer to find time and space and privacy, a match  I refuse to lose this time. This is a hill that I will not retreat from, not until I can wave my book from the top! I will bring you with me, post updates on the way. (Do you know how scary it is just to say that out loud? But commitment is the name of THE game, isn’t it?  Got to commit.)

Spring is the time for new beginnings, and my new book.

Please wait.

“If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple: Know what you are doing,
love what you are doing, and believe in what you are doing.” ~ Will Rogers

Hint of Romance

Grace means giving away in maturity, what you once generously received from others.

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  1. Sara Lyn says:

    Hurrah!! You have so much to give!!!

  2. Hannah Z. Allan says:

    Go mama!!!!! You can do it. You need to do it. You WILL do it!! We are all behind you 150%. “For birds know how to soar…” ;) Love you!

  3. Elisabeth Wozniak says:

    I’ll be the first in line to buy your book!

  4. Hooray, and Hurry…your book is needed. Your voice is anticipated, I long to hear the full concert. The curtain is rising and I am at the edge of my seat. Somehow, like before witnessing any great work of art, I know after I have seen it, or heard it, or read it, I will never be the same. How I long for the transformation. Mona, there will not only be a standing ovation, but you are going to teach us all to sing. And we love you for it.

  5. Lisa says:

    I will look forward to reading your finished project. If your musings and blog posts are any indication, it will be phenomenal.

  6. Bri says:

    There is no nobler cause than supporting marriage and thereby sustaining the family. You will, without a doubt, be tried to the extent of your limits. And we, your womenfolk, stad firmly by you, hands clasped tightly with yours, ready to cry with you and fight with you for what is right. You have survived several decades of marriage. Surely you can survive supporting it. ;) what you have to say is a gift to men and women everywhere. Love you so!

  7. Laura says:

    Mona, I wish you much success in this journey. Can’t wait for the finished product!

  8. Sarah E. says:

    Way to declare yourself! A Declared work cannot be stopped!
    We will be here to rally about you in your updates!
    Much LOVE being sent your way!

  9. Helen says:

    I am sooo excited! I cant get my hands on a copy. Since I expect that this is the essence of all those 35 book I rejoice in Knowing I won’t have to read them all! just yours! Hurrah!

  10. Helen says:

    I meant to write… cant wait to get my hands on a copy…:)

  11. Lois Brown says:

    Go for it!! Can’t wait to read it!! If anyone can do it, its you!! Love you! Lois

  12. Valerie says:

    So exciting!!! I already want to buy it, even though I don’t have a husband to practice it on. Maybe someday. And I’d love to buy some as gifts. I know it’ll be great because you are writing it. :)

  13. I’m looking forward to it. You have so much wisdom and a talent for sharing it. It’s awesome you are finding your callings in this life.

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