From my view, it takes months to put a story together, working all hours and all I would have got was a few cents for months of work. But, as NOBODY cared, why should I now. You can go back to your zombies, cheap sex and whatever trend people jump on this year; I tried to write an interesting and challenging story and got spat on for my troubles.
All I can say is you don't know what you have missed out on, but there again. Why bother when the shelves bulge with bilge ridden zombie stories. I know how Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft felt, the only difference is I won't get recognition for my work. All I wanted was a few sales and even that was too much too ask.