One of the biggest reasons I founded The Wet Ink Project was to have a forum to share my creative side with anyone who would be interested in reading. I enjoy sharing what I've done and its help me build up a level of confidence that I had thought lost years ago. It's been quite therapeutic really. Yet, as much as I love writing content for the site and doing the podcasts, what I really want The Wet Ink Project to be is a community.
That's not to say I don't appreciate the votes of confidence I've been given.
It's hard to get out of your comfort zone especially when you are afraid that you'll be judged harshly for what spills forth from your mind. Your zenith of creation might be someone else's slush pile. We've all been there. I've submitted works to have people come back and tell me they "we're right for them." Doesn't mean they were a train wreck, but it just means there's another person out there waiting to enjoy it.
J.K Rowling was rejected "loads of times" before being picked up by a publisher. William Golding, who wrote, Lord of the Flies, was rejected by publishers 20 times. Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance was rejected a whooping 121 times before it was published. I guess the point I'm trying to make here is don't live in your creative fears.
Everything you contribute is always yours. I'm not here to make money. I just want to open a creative avenue for anyone who wants to take a ride. If you submit your work elsewhere I don't care. If you want me to delete I will absolutely do that. If you are putting together a portfolio then by all means include the site.
Short stories, poems, lyrics or anything really. Wherever and whatever drives your creative muse.
There's only a few rules:
1. No plagirizing work
2. Follow all copyright guidelines if applicable
3. No hyper erotic stuff (romance is fine, but the next 50 Shades probably won't be found here).
That's pretty much it. I leave it to you. Please consider contributing. You'll thanks yourself for it and I'll be thankful too.