Just Another Dilemma
All writers, at some point, come to terms with the fact that not everything they write will be seen by others. Good work included. Some pieces just don't get seen because of a variety of factors. It's tough to reconcile that in the beginning. You just finished writing this great short story, but it'll never see the light of day. Rejection after rejection flow in. You have to make the ultimate choice to move on to next story, which you've no doubt already done, but you were always talking about that older short story of yours with others, right?
"Hey, I'm working on something new, but this story I just wrote is very exciting" *Crickets*
Days pass. Months. Years. And you forget it. You talk about it no more. Just stare at the file in your writing folder every once in a while.
It really is tough.
I know, I know. You have to be persistent, but sometimes that's not enough. It's just how it is and you have to let it go and move on to the next story.
Just another dilemma for a writer.