I have many little short stories and poems written down in notebooks. But I also write on a site called MyLot. Which I get paid to post there. I love that site. Anyway, I too have been thinking about writing a book or at the very least compiling my stories together to make a collection. Same with my poems. But like has a funny way of getting in the way. Also there is the element that, even though I get positive responses on MyLot for my content, I do feel that maybe my writings are just not good enough and will be looked down on. I am on the fence. Your post is wonderful though and make a lot of sense.