After writing this book over two years, editing, revising, formatting, designing a cover, and uploading it all, I've finally received my first paperback proof in the mail. So nice to actually hold it in my hands! And the cover came out surprisingly well.
Very satisfied overall. Now I have to make a few tweaks, upload the new version, and then wait for another proof before I can take this version live on Amazon. Maybe another week or two? First I need to decide, cream-colored paper or white? Garamond font, or is Times New Roman better? How much space for the chapter headings? Back cover blue or gray? Who knew there were so many decisions to be made?