Hello. My name is Edward, and I've been writing for about the last 10 or 12 years. Mostly non-fiction, but in 2006 I wrote a novel, a ghost story. Unfortunately, after sending querries to about a dozen agents and getting form rejections, I quit submitting it. These days, I would like to start writing novels again, but I would like to rinse all the crap out of my head about getting "published" and just try to enjoy the process of writing a really good story. With the publishing industry in transition to e-books, the economy down the toilet, and a flood of writers chasing a trickle of readers, it doesn't make sense to expect to hit the Writer's Lottery. And that's what it seems like it is today. So, what I'd like to do is write a good novel and join a writer's group so others might read it--even if only to critique it. What I want is to enjoy the process. I mean, doesn't it seem like so many writers spend more time learning to write a query letter than trying to write a work of literature? Nevertheless, I'm gald to be here.