Not sure if this is in the right place. And I'm pretty sure this must have been asked sometime but not recently. Out of curiosity and to inspire others I was wondering how many people on this forum have actually got a novel published? I'm talking traditional publishers, but I won't discount self-published books. If you've sold more than 2000 books that would be considered a success regardless of how you got the novel out there. So yeah this about the success stories. How many books? How long did it take you? Success after novel number what? I'm particularly interested in somebody who found success the orthodox way ie, queried agents--> snagged a great agent---> agent sold book to major publisher--> book available at your local Barnes and Nobles. But like I said, anybody who's sold more than 2,000 copies has achieved something truly amazing, so let us know of the other ways you may have got your book published. Don't worry about gloating. I asked.