Through a series of short blog-posts, I have charted my progression through the often fraught and occasionally pleasurable process of bringing a novel to completion. And the inevitable pain of rejection. It was a journey thus laden with many anxieties and disappointments, which I am glad to share for free. My take on this subject is of someone who loves to read anything from science fiction to literary novels, and has been writing for over twenty years. Yet is still learning, and (like every writer) always will.