Well, June went by fast. A collection of personal and professional items kept me from writing and posting. I submitted two stories to sites in May and got responses back in June, both rejections of a sort. I'm not as devastated as I assumed I would be and to some extent was rather excited that anyone had taken time to read my fiction. Again, my base assumption has been that my first forays into fiction writing will be terrible and that what I most need is feedback and practice. Write more, as it were.
I keep coming back to needing a mentor or at the very least finding a class format that will get my content read and critiqued. I picked up a class on Udemy which looks promising but still lacks the format to have my stuff read and reviewed.
I do at least realize that I don't have the time to focus on short fiction (to get it published). The amount of churn that is required is more than I have the time for, since my goal with this endeavor was to write and enjoy the writing process. So the end result is I will be posting my writing projects here on this site, starting this week.
I also plan on showcasing some of my other work here (links to game projects I've written, pixel art I've done) just to have a central place to record my creative endeavors.