is the good any good? hi C. Bob, in other words, is the Author any good??? every writer needs to be honest with themselves about that. people can love to sing or do a number of other things and still not be very good at it, right? also, have noticed many people have Great ideas, esp. in the sci fi gendre, but may not have the talent to put those ideas out in a book or story. then there is the experience thing, too, getting better as one goes along. I'm convinced the absolute best way to know if you're any good is by the feedback you get. this is in the gendre you write in now. I'm a mystery writer, cozy mysteries really, so why would I expect someone who prefers sci fi to enjoy my stories? they may be able to help me with how good the editing is, if they're willing to do that. my feedback has been very positive. that's why I hang in there. the self-publishing thing was daunting for me, but many, many do it, and some of these are really good writers, too. I have an ebook publisher and am very satisfied going that route. the expense was not prohibitive, and the publisher has been very helpful.