However, I crave a forum of some sort where I can express myself even if that forum lacks recognition beyond myself. Having said something into the black instead of nothing gives me a sense of satisfaction. That small sense of satisfaction, for now, must satisfy me for the moment.
My life will not change if I do or don't write. The basis of my life does not come from writing as much as it does from reading. Again, that basis must satisfy.
We live in a world today where failure is no longer tolerated. Writers can self-publish on to Amazon, so writers can no longer use the excuse of "no agent" or "no publisher" to not finish their writings. I do not plan to use those excuses.
My excuse? Life gets in the way sometimes and I cannot base all my priorities on my own sense of accomplishment.