I want to take chances.
I want to write some interesting things. For example ideas rolling around in my head of late have included writing a novella to self-publish (just to see how self-publishing and I work together), a character blog from the perspective of a girl who travels into a video-game world, and writing stories from many different genres just because I love the idea that’s in my head.
I worry since my ultimate goal is to be traditionally published that these things failing may look bad on my ‘resume’ or leaving them off my resume would be found out and prove to be even worse through omission.
I wonder, would an agent care about tanked experiments? Would a publisher? Or can I feel free to dabble in whatever project takes my fancy? Don’t forget what they say though: “once something is put on the internet it lives there forever”.