I see that (as of this writing) 90 some-odd people have at least started to read my posted novel, After Yellowstone. I appreciate your willingness to read the work of a complete stranger, and I thank you for doing so. It seems, however, that the enormous ego mentioned in the title of this post, which resides within me, is clamoring for validation. And so I would humbly request that those of you who have read my novel and who have the time to do so, would take that bit of time to offer a few words about your opinion of my novel. Even if you didn't like the damned thing, this input (as long as it's constructive) would still be helpful in my quest to make this the best book I possibly can. I thank you for your time.