I agree with this. For me, though, publishing online often is a good way of trying to get rid of that reader. I’m awfully hard on myself: if left to my own judgment, I doubt I would ever be happy with my own work.

I see Medium as a place where the stakes are low and I can get instant feedback from people who are also trying to improve. To me, it’s less like throwing a baby to the wolves and more like taking the baby to play with older babies. :)

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I write short stories. I also write about writing. If I'm procrastinating on both, I write about why I haven't been writing. E-mail: danbelmontwriter@gmail.com

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