It is my experience and recommendation that, when attempting to write a novel, you have in your arsenal, at least one other person who is also a writer. This person will understand you, like no other, on those days when you feel like the silliest person on earth for not only making up, but writing down, a make believe story that you expect others to read. They will help you to realize that hearing voices in your head doesn't necessarily mean you're crazy. (note the word 'necessarily') They will talk you out of those moments when you want to throw your computer out the window and at the neighbor's dog, who won't stop barking, just so you can prove that your computer can accomplish something useful for a change. So, Candi, my computer and I thank you for your undying support of my obsession. You have not only been an inspiration, but an excellent motivator.