Nice piece! I’m learned that my writing has to be, first and foremost, good for me. It must satisfy ME. I cannot write to someone else’s view of what is good or what themes best work for “the marketplace.” I write to please me, to find out what I’M thinking, feeling. I write essays and memoir, mainly—published a few books—and through it all, I have learned that I feel best about my writing and I get the most favorable responses to my my words, when the story comes straight from my heart and soul.