Reasons for my absence
I think I've chosen one of the most difficult professions to break into. People who have read my first novel Vissi d'arte were positive about it and keep asking when my next one is coming out, so I know they are interested and not just being kind. But I've given up trying to interest a publisher. It's a waste of time and money. And agents have the cheek to demand that a writer only submits to one agent at a time. It's like saying that people can only apply for one job at a time. If only we could audition like actors!
Hopefully I'll have better news soon.