For me, 2017 was a year of new challenges and a hope for a better tomorrow. What stood before me was the daunting task of re-establishing myself as the man I once knew. Juggling being a husband, fatherhood, new employment and a new house brought with it a sense euphoria, but also the terrible specter of doubt and uncertainty. So much of the good in 2017 was undermined by the nagging sense that my purpose, beyond being a father and husband, was undefined. A hunt for more meaningful hours in the day overshadowed the fact that I lead a pretty good life. What I have found through personal reflection and contemplation is that writing is the path for my purpose driven salvation.
Writing drives me, it distracts me and at times, it punishes me. Daydreams, wild imaginative scenarios and the occasional terrifying, but eye-opening nightmare fuel that part of the brain that puts an idea to paper. The problem, of course, is that majority of my waking hours are spent not expanding those
ideas, but rummaging through my remaining thought patterns hoping to sufficiently address needs of people that when the day ends will think little of it in any greater terms that I crave.
I realized that I was not living my dream, but the dream of others. For many that’s okay. They look for other joys in life and I applaud those individuals. I’m happy for your journey, but for individuals like me there is a career worth tolerating then there is a career worth loving. In 2019, I plan on navigating that part of my life differently than I ever have. Those who know me probably see a man averse to risk and apt to take the surest path. I’m not alone as I think humans more often than not wager on what is safest. Admittedly, I’m not a gambling man, but I plan on turning the tide in my pursuit of personal fulfillment. That fulfillment started with Wet Ink Project in 2018. 2018 is in the books (pun definitely intended). 2019 is the year we all make that leap to follow our dreams. 2019 represents a chance for you to reconquer your own world.
My journey to personal enlightenment led to the creation of Wet Ink Project, a publishing contract and the dream of becoming a professional writer. A dream that I believe many of you share. A seedling planted in the hopes creativity and imagination can bloom. Wet Ink Project is for all of you as much as it is for me. I want you to express yourselves and let your writing dreams become a reality. I know the hurdles that fear and poor self-esteem represent. Would you believe that I’m working on completing my fourth novel-length manuscript? Don’t sell yourself short to your apprehension of submitting your work. It takes courage to hit that send button and pray that the person on the other side doesn’t trample over your hard work.
Wet Ink Project promises that if you send your work and I’ll make sure the world sees it because that’s my dream.
Free from judgment and free to be loved.
Find your inner writer in 2019. The Wet Ink Project is here to help.