So, finally, here’s an answer to one of the questions I posed earlier:
“Am I really writing more for myself, or more for my (hypothetical) reader?”
The answer to this is both.
I certainly write for myself, as a creative outlet (“I gotta be me”), a personal challenge (“Can it be done?”, or more to . . . → Read More: A Metaphor for the Creative Writing Process…? (Part 2)