I have decided not to waste anymore of my time pursuing this foolish endeavor.  Get serious, unless you are famous or infamous or already published you have just about the same chance of publishing a novel as laying a golden egg.  You cannot blame the publishers or agents.  They receive tons of unsolicited garbage every day and unless they think you can make them money they won't even read your query.  I'm not standing on the ledge of a building until some agent reads my query!


And just who am I anyway?  An old, (strike one) retired, (strike two) plumber, (strike three) that has never published and never made a single dime off my work. (strike three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, and ten) (ye'r out!)


I think I'll go buy a lottery ticket.