You're so right about experience and interactions.
I'm also deciding what is most important to me, and I haven't figured it out yet.
It is really difficult, but when it comes ot fiction, it's all I really want to write.What do you mean by bravery? I doon't consider myself very brave.
I started on Amazon and Smashwords, but it's not for me. I like the magazine feel of Medium, intead of the standalone "book" ethos of Smash and Amazon.
That's a lot of genres and a ot of work! You're so versatile. And I admire your work ethic (which I won't tell anyone about!)