I’m going to put up a portion of a story I’m working on.

Yes.

I am going to do it.

Any minute now.

 I’m going to put it up, and anybody will be able to see it and comment on it or rip it to shreds or say anything about it that they want to. It won’t matter how much effort I put into it or how long it took me to do it or how painstakingly I tried to edit it. It will just be out there and for better or worse, you, Dear Reader, can think whatever you want to about it or about me.

It’ll be great.

Because if you write things only for yourself, you could really disconnect yourself from the rest of the world, all holed-up in your little writing corner (wouldn’t a writing corner be nice? *sigh*). What if you’ve got something people need to hear or a perspective that’s not being offered? You should probably help out the world by sharing your brilliance. Why not be bold about it? Put it out there into the ether and see what comes of it? Right. Bold. Brave. Take my own advice.

I think I need another cup of coffee.

But don’t worry, as soon as I get it, I’m going to come right back and put up a portion of that story and its gonna be great.

 Just you wait.

Now where is that coffee mug?

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