I found myself the summer I lost myself. It was 2012 then. From 2012-2016, I filled up fancy journals, notebooks, notepads, marble notebooks and even half a ledger of graph paper. I wrapped up writing at the end of 2016. There was only one sentence that bled into January of 2017. I had my work cut out for me.
It’s been five years since that memorable summer and the book I sought to write is finally completed. It’s Roughly 350 pages. There’s a mix of chapters and artwork. I am using kls1memphissky.wordpress.com as a place for sharing, venting and updating folks about where I am at and what I am up to.
When I am not on here posting (which is more often than when I am posting), you might find me surrounded by 2-3 books that I haven’t found the time to finish. I have a bad habit of concurrently picking up something non-fiction and something fiction. I spend a lot of time not reading. One might label my reading preferences something closer to osmosis these days. Where before I used to leave books around half read, I am now trying my best to finish any book I decide to read
I don’t recollect linearly. I am honest to a fault and some would say that I walk to the beat of a different drum. Once a night writer, I often found myself writing during a full moon. It took effort to remove all the swearing from my completed original work. I have always journaled, but never knew that I would end up a writer. I chose “Skylar” As my pen name or psydonym if you prefer. Not sure what someone means by “alias. “ people will say all sorts of things.
It has been a struggle to complete the book I sought to write living here on the East Coast. This city doesn’t make it easy on a person. It’s fortunate for me that I don’t need to read in order to know that I can. Hat’s off to you my Eastern City! I overcame all of your roadblocks and persevered. It’s no easy task pulling together a handwritten mess of a novel and turning it into a neat and legible word processed document.