Writing a novel is truly the most difficult task I have ever undertaken. Getting the words down on paper is not the hard part. Getting the words to say what I feel and, at the same time, seem rich and interesting to the reader, is the hard part. I started the book 36 years ago, left it alone for 35 years then started writing and editing it once again. It has now become an obsession. I can’t seem to turn it loose. I just keep rewriting and more rewriting. It’s almost there… I hope.