I am a part-time writer. My main job is an artist and a photographer. I want to start my career in writing. I do not want to blindly complete a story and submit it to an agent. I want to show that I have evolved and I have some stories and samples around on the internet and some published in e-zines, websites, etc. I have a shopping list of stories that I would not mind to self publish online and a list of stories I lock away for publishing. Any suggestions to what I should do if I want to see my book be on the shelves in bookstores or sold online? Is it good to have some of my "rejected" but great works published online?