A. Fortunate, knock on wood. Four other words optional.
A. Form and content.
A. Unlikely. To paraphrase Voltaire, perfection is the enemy of the good.
A. medical problems
A. Depends on the season -- autumn, Maine; winter Arizona, spring and summer, Colorado
A. That will take some time to consider.
A. My regrets are regrets of omission and there may be time to remedy them; therefore, I won't be specific.
A. sense of humor
A. Huck Finn
A. fly fishing
A. dependability, sense of humor, intelligence
A. Making Believe, Girl from the North Country, If I Needed You, Who Knows Where the Time Goes,The Song of the Wandering Aengus
A. Mark Twain, PG Wodehouse, Anthony Trollope, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Evelyn Waugh, Ernest Hemingway, Anthony Powell, George MacDonald Fraser, Shelby Foote, CS Forester, Patrick O'Brian, Willa Cather, Francis Parkman
A. Huckleberry Finn, Barchester Towers, The Great Gatsby, A Farewell to Arms, The Wind in the Willows
A. Huckleberry Finn
A. Your greatest joy will come from writing well; the rest of the publishing business is not all that different from any other business except that it generally pays less.
A. A confluence of interests -- Hemingway, the art of fiction, naval history and WW2 history in particular.