Actually, I am working at not writing in secret, by taking steps to get my novel, Unholy Quest, published. I will do some kind of self publishing thing, since efforts at obtaining an agent were futile. A lot of people who read it in manuscript were enthusiastic, so that is a promising sign.
There were also people who did not care for it at all. Perhaps that is a good sign, in a way. It means I communicated something. Something they didn't like much, but something nonetheless.
And so, combining American optimism and Chinese wisdom, I write this silly poem for the day:
Put some pep
In your single step
And the thousand miles
Will be full of smiles.