My first self-published short story, Blood and Guilt, is so close to being available on Amazon.com. I had no idea how many steps were involved. Seriously, y'all. Create a cover (like it?), put the file together (including front matter, which slowed me down a little), format the file (Thank you, Scrivener!), and on and on and ON.
Right now, right this very second, Blood and Guilt is on my "bookshelf" awaiting review by Amazon.
I never would have thought it. In all my years of feverish writer dreams (walking into Borders and pulling my book off the shelf, holding it in my hands), I never would have thought I'd be so excited about self-publishing.
But I am.
In fact, I can't w-a-i-t . . .