Dear Jane,

I do my best. I think. Before I started blogging, I was terrified of both success & failure. Now I’m blogging. I’m a good writer. Not a great one, but a good one. I became a blogger on Medium so I could become better. I don’t have a platform — therein lies my problem, but I don’t want to go there now.

I don’t have a following. My friends stopped, very gradually, following me, getting busy with their own lives. I have a wonderful community here at Medium I follow & love & enjoy, but it’s not big enough for me to get paid. At least not yet.

I do what I love. I no longer fear success. I live between failure & success, but I define success as writing what I love. So, maybe you should simply have a different definitions both success & failure? Maybe that’s the answer?

Good luck & good writing!

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.

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