Interesting look at short stories by Ian Mond who admits to being burned out on short stories after reading them for eighteen months straight. http://mondyboy.livejournal.com/237337.html
I know a bit of how he feels since I've been participating in the ShortStory365 project this year. I'm woefully behind in posting to the site, but not in reading the stories. I usually read at least one short a day and sometimes several but I don't always post about the stories because they don't seem worthy of asking someone else to read them.
And it's not just other writer's short stories, but my own. I was in the middle of writing a story about a month ago and I sat back and asked myself what the hell am I doing? I've written this story many times over. If I'm bored with it, won't my readers be ho-humming the story, too? Which has me asking myself, how do you make a story memorable? How far can you push the envelope of genre and still hang on to your readers? Do you have to switch genres to keep your writing fresh?
How about you? Do you feel like you're just writing the same thing over and over? Do you worry that your work is just okay? Do you think that's good enough or do you want something more from your stories? Or is it that most of us aren't getting paid and good enough is fine for give-away work?