It's a great accomplishment to publish a novel. And like you said, the industry has changed. Self-publishing has evolved so much over the last 5 years. Who knows where it will be in another 5 years.Victoria J said:Years of rejections took its toll on me emotionally and I became deeply depressed and stopped writing for a few years. I finally pulled out of that and started writing again, mostly for myself. And then a few years later the industry changed and now I see a possibility of making a living at this once again. Don't get many sales but I'm still hopeful and at least I'm published and proud of what I've done so far, if nothing else.