I finished my novel about two years ago, and didn't have any significant events until this February, when I listed a copy of it on eBay for 99 cents, including my first autograph. I was upfront about how I haven't been published yet, so bidding on my work was a gamble; if I never get published, then financially, it's just so much kindling.
You may already know of that, because Rob made the auction his Plug that week, and the book sold to a US Airman in Nevada for $287.50.
On his advice, I'm now serializing the book, putting it up here at a rate of one chapter per week - a process that has led to publication for at least one other new author. I'm also posting in appropriate portions of communities I've participated in for a while. The last thing I want to do is spam people, but I'm trying to get the word out.
So, if you're interested, here's a blurb on the book's contents:
If you read it and like it enough, please tell friends to check it out if you think they'll be interested. Also feel free to contact me with questions and comments. I tend to hang out in the Erfworld Chat quite a bit.