I'm hoping I get the formatting of this post right. Or, pending I don't, I can edit it.
My current projects consist of editing a novel, writing another novel, and a short story that I'd like to have done for Halloween.
Though I'd like to be published one day, I have the sense to realize this is unlikely. I persevere, but I cannot be ruined by failure I anticipate. Which makes me think about why I write.
It's a hobby for me, something fun to do. I'd like to be pro-am at it, have the talent to say yes, this is what I do, and no I'm not rubbish at it. Publishing seems like a solid validation in that respect. But more than anything I just like to write stuff down.
So, do I try to publish my short story, or do I just post it on the internet for all to read. Tricky, tricky.