I was silly to think I may have had a chance. There are people on the site with hundreds of jobs, and money from jobs. What did I have to compete with them? Nothing.
On the up side, this now clears the way for me to concentrate on my own writing, and I have a lot to do, with Chronicles of Mark Johnson book 3, A Sailor's Love, and the Forgestriker Omnibus edition. The latter books are eagerly awaited.