Feigning anger provides solitude in my home office of 6
Too much sleep lately was the impetus to again feign my angry face to gain solitude from family members. For the past week I've been napping from 2-4, 10pm to 1am, 7am to 9am - in deed, odd timings. During my waking hours I am either working as a bookkeeper at my home-based accounting firm or writing blog entries, that which comprise my writing life. All the while, my lunch and dinner accumulate upon my stomach due to inactivity. Sedentary is not a lifestyle I choose, but my family's constant need for me, has led me, the introvert, to need hours of solitude. I cannot constantly be upon their beck and call, I must set boundries. If asking for boundries will not work, I've learned to threaten them with my wrath by feigning anger anytime they wish to speak to me. My younger siblings and certainly my older sister can spend a few hours without speaking to me, but I must set those barriers. For a time period long enough to allow me to write this entry and plan my writing career. So far I've achieved 2 hours of this solitude, praise be to God!
At this time I may as well detail the life of Mari J. Skylar in her office at The Writing Center. An imaginary building downtown, for which an entire floor of cubicles and offices are dedicated to working, and not working writers. Anyone willing to pay the rent price of office space at this center, can own a space to work in silence, and take coffee breaks with other writers in the clean, carpeted, and air conditioned office floor.
My small, regtanular office consists of a desk, a small shelf of books, a laptop upon that desk, a mouse, keyboard, and no cell phone. No windows, either. Since windows for me are not calming, but a distraction. Mari knows what she needs to successfully write cohesive work. She may even have green potted plant in one corner of this marvelous office.
Current projects consist of her usual style of serial writing. She has complete 1 fictional novel, and is currently working on several blogs on a variety of topics including home-business ownership, cosmetics, health, and immigrant life. Though a mix of poetic prose and nonfictional substance, she plans on making a career out of blog writing and eventually publishing her work. Ever since the age of 13 she's been a journal writer, but her journals don't simply consist of a daily recount of events, they provided insight into future handlings of similar situations, and were written with poetic, pattern-driven narrative of a life and struggles. How does the writer plan on making money? Selling ad space on her blogs.
What about fiction writing, one might ask? Currently she has a short attention span to write long novels, and so, writes them in serial form, if at all, since currently her focus is nonfictional work. She may write short stories in the future and publish them online for the time being. Though she still prefers to mix narrative with nonfiction. That, she believes is her individual art form.
So that is it, my friends, the current state of the Mari J. Skylar - the writer behind Expedition: A Writer's Journey. Please continue to look for updates. Before I end this, I wish to address my wonderful Let's Talk Writing Group members. Sorry I've been so terribly absent from the boards, but as I've said, my summer has been busy catching up with friends, writing, and business. God willing, I shall return shortly and join in on discussions. Please know that you have been an inspiration for me to continue my writing!
Posted by Mari
at 7:55 PM EDT
Updated: Friday, 14 July 2006 8:17 PM EDT