I haven't written in a while.
I'm sort of having an identity crisis since I keep asking myself am I writer or am I a wanna-be writer? Part of what is holding me back is the chasm that exists between effort and reward. In other words, I am coming to terms with the very real likelihood that I am just writing solely for myself. My stories may never be published. Writing is definitely different from most other endeavors since it typically requires an audience. It's hard to write in a vacuum.
So I ask myself am I OK with that?
I still haven't come up with an answer.