I guess this is at least something just to vent about briefly, though if anyone's got any ideas on the subject, that'd be nice too.
I've been trying to work on short stories and flash fiction and stuff on the side, on account of wanting to someday make money at all this. There's a short story I recently completed that was primarily meant as something fun, but I wonder if it's to the detriment of the story. Me being a neurotic mess, I keep wondering if it's one of those cases of "Ok, it's a short story, but where's the big lesson for everyone?"
So now I'm going a little nuts over here, thinking it's probably ok if there's no teaching moment, and then the other half of the time, thinking it's not so ok.
Maybe it doesn't matter either way. Or maybe it does matter, and its an indication of another problem, like rushing through two plot threads. Or maybe I'm not cut out for this.
For anyone thinking of participating, does anybody else get like this about writing?