All new adventures begin with a first step. This website is my first step. For as long as I can remember, I have loved writing. It was and is my escape from reality (something I think we all search for). In a lot of ways, I think words (and cats) were my first love and my first obsession.
I hope documenting my journey to becoming a published author will help inspire others to chase their own dreams – literary or otherwise. I also hope this blog serves as education and encouragement. I am bound to hit many bumps on this journey (it wouldn’t really be a journey if I didn’t) so hopefully you, my dear readers, can learn from my mistakes.
Right now I am working on a piece of literary fiction that focuses on taking a closer look at how society responds to mental health issues. I am hoping to accomplish this by blurring the lines of reality and fantasy. I think mental health is one of the most important social discussions of our modern world. And it is a topic that is all too often overlooked.
So, as I work on my first book, I hope you join me on my adventure. I plan on using this blog to talk about how I build characters, how I overcome writers block, how I world build, how I stay focused, and what it is like to go through the publishing process (once I am at that point).
If you have any questions along the way, or would like me to cover a certain topic in my blog, Journey in Ink, then please leave me a comment and I will do my best to answer or respond to you!