When other people find comfort and happiness in my writing, or even a "hmmmmm" as a result of something I've said, it makes me feel good. Joy. Contentment.
I have finally been PAID for my writing and I feel joy. Contentment. Happiness.
I've seen my name "in print" online, but never on a page I can hold in my hand, but not printed by me. Published in the old fashioned way, if you will. I want that.
So I know which road(s) I must follow. Easier said than done. But I've done this much so far, the rest should be easy.