It took 20 years to complete but I have sold my first novel! It's coming out early next year as an e-book and will be available for print on demand. My agent has been working with me since 2006 when a major publisher dropped the book for reasons still obscure. My new publisher is small, a start-up, but they seem like great people and they really care about the project. So never give up hope! Where there's a will, there's a way.