My apologies to Sally Field for borrowing her famous line.
I'm getting lots of positive feedback from people who have finished reading my novel. I want to thank everyone who commented.
Throughout the writing process, I would ask trusted friends for their honest opinions and suggestions, good or bad. I asked them to point out writing mistakes and what worked and what didn't work. Truthfully, some of those suggestions I would not use, but most of them were learning experiences for me.
I believe that there are no mistakes...just lessons to be learned. I have listened and learned and am grateful for the wisdom of others.