So, as of late I look at my first attempt at a fanfiction and shudder. With names of me and all my friends, overpowered Pokemon, unrealistic travel times, update frequency and the altogether abandonment of the fic. The only real problem in the present day is I still love writing with a passion. I'm currently working on a novel to be published either professionally or via a website, and when I get stuck I still take time to write fanfiction of various fandoms, including a few more Pokemon fanfcitions.
How do I go about this? I believe I have solved the motivation and update problem by being about nine chapters in to the two I am working on, and planning out one until the very end, but that just created a new set of problems, as one is a Journey fic and the other is a romance fic but all I have experience on this site is with fusion fics. How do I go about attracting a new audience? What if the way I have my characters interact isn't believable since I regularly write them as an extension of the character?
I may just be being paranoid but the shame of my first fanfiction coupled with the feelings of inadequacy in the genres make me hesitate to post, so how do I go about writing in two new genres and make it appeal to an audience while easing my worries? Any help would be much appreciated