If there is one quality I have discovered you need in order to self-publish your book, it is persistence. You just cannot afford the luxury of giving up if you want to get there. I won’t go into the gory details of how many submissions I had to make before Createspace would accept my file so that I could get a proofing copy, but hey, it was a lot. My head was in danger of melting. Fortunately, it didn’t, I got the file accepted and I should receive my proofing copy this Thursday. And remember, if I can do this, you can do it too! I was excited to see the eBook up on Amazon, but the real book, i.e. the paperback, in my hands is something I will savour. The real book will feel real. I will smell it, rub it against my cheek and hold it to my heart. Yes, you’re right, I do need to get out more. Working on it. Stay tuned to hear what happens next!