The final files for THE OTHER SIDE OF 30 are ready for publication, with the UP FROM HERE files next in the chute. The final cover looks pretty awesome, and I'm very excited to see how well this second edition will be received by readers. As for the next steps, I'm going to upload will be for the paperback, and then see how that goes before I upload files for the hardcover and ebook, and start thinking about the PAB projects.
My latest thought is that I want to use case laminate for the hardcover instead of the cloth book cover with a book jacket. I think it will be nice to have something a little different from what you usually see on the shelves. Case laminate is a tad bit cheaper, to publish, too. You don't see much case laminate out there, but I think I like it. Since most of my books will be shorter novella-style books, I believe that will work as well as, if not better than book jackets. We'll see.
Geez. It seems like so much time is passing between the start and finish of any of my ideas, from thoughts to projects to finished products, but I keep telling myself that the key is to keep moving, even when I don't feel like it. Small steps are better than no steps, right? I think that's true for writing and in everything. Too bad, there's no secret formula to staying motivated, but as writers and publishers, we just have to dig deep and keep going. *Shoulder to the wheel.*