Next was payment. Once again, if you are outside the U.S., the only real option you have for payment is a paper cheque. Yes, I know who even uses cheques anymore?? Anyway, once again a fellow author pointed me in the direction of a company (Payoneer) that processes your Amazon payment via an international debit card. Result - much faster payment without the hassle of a paper cheque.
As I continue my writing journey I am looking forward to continuing to network with fellow authors and clearing any hurdles that will undoubtedly pop up. Thanks Everyone!!