What if there's no correct answer?
I have a very clear idea where I want to be, career-wise, but the path I travel to get there is a very windy (as in twisty, not breezy) road. It's full of decisions I don't want to make.
Today, I sent off a short story to a competition, then wondered if I should send it to another one as well. But I don't know, so I haven't yet. Is the story good enough to warrant two entry fees at the same time?
A couple of days ago I was considering some severe editorial changes to a novella. If I make the changes, there's a good chance a publisher would take it. If I stick to my vision of the story, that market would disappear but another might open up. I don't know, so I haven't done anything yet.
I have a novel that I'm querying, but I'm running out of agent options. Should I go small? Should I self-pub? Is it even any good? Should I shred it into a million pieces and throw it like confetti onto some unsuspecting bride at my local church?
See... far too many decisions and questions, and I don't know how to answer any of them.
Does anyone actually have answers, or are you all floundering around and getting lucky too?