I remember in the old days when my mother—raising seven children—had to move into a neighborhood that my sisters and I did not like, and that was only because that neighborhood had a reputation of being rough. Well, my siblings and I had no choice in the matter, so to that neighborhood we went with the determination to make new friends or fight for our respect as the-New Kids on the Block. Anyway, now that I am older, and the times has changed considerably since a child, and I find that the same determination that I needed then--I need today to make new friends or fight for my respect.Even when going into new areas of interest in life, that the same determination is needed. I had a marriage that strip me of my dignity, and placed me in despair beyond ones imagination, and this instilled determination aided in my survival. I wrote a book revealing this plight, and to tell you the truth...it’s been a nightmare trying to enter the circle of authors that are established to share this struggle. But, as it was during my childhood going into those new neighborhoods, so as it is trying to enter those circles where the arenas of authors are rough.