I have been writing all my life, for my own self-exploration within myself. I have explored the "Bats in the Belfrys of the Windmills of my mind" for my own amusement. Over the years I have written some wonderful, memorable letters for my family for birthdays, anniversaries, etc.
Now that I am retired, I've had more time to write more seriously, short stories and a completed novel, with an eye towards publication some day. I have entered many writing contests, I have also submitted to many literary agents. To date, I continue to be unpublished.
So I ask, what is the matter with these people? Why don't they recognize my writing abilities? I'm sure that many of you have been down this road too.