I must comment about the thrill of getting a book published. Even though the novel may fall flat on it's face like a new water skier who get's a facelift while trying to learn the ballance of water sports, None the less the accomplishment that you have written a tale will always be with you. Then if you are compelled to write you keep on going on because you love to write. if you enjoy the art of writing you try to learn and fine tune your craft. Whose to say if you're good or not! But our love of writing reaches into our soul and uplifts our spirit.
So I say write and replenish your spirit!!!