I've set myself what I think are reasonable goals as far as writing is concerned and I'd like to get some feedback on how attainable they are. I'm new to the writing scene and I'm certainly not expecting to craft the next best seller anytime soon, so starting with what I think are achievable goals gives me something I can aim for. My first goal is to write and self publish a short story. Probably through Kindle. I'm planning on doing this a number of times as a way of establishing myself. Obviously what happens after this is an unknown. Is this an acceptable way into the business, or do people generally dive straight in with novels and hope to get published?