Here's a very brief summary of the stages – it's pleasing there are so few!
What if you find you have published in haste? My mother has a saying: 'Marry in haste, repent at leisure'. If errors have crept into your final version, it's not too late to remove them. Make the corrections to your Word document, re-submit and relax.
I began writing this memoir as a CreateSpace project – to see how easy it would be to publish a paperback using Amazon’s free software.
As I developed the manuscript into a book, I recorded the stages in this jargon-free diary.
Once you’ve achieved your dream you will hope that people will buy the book – and review it. If you’d like me to read and review your book, have a look at my review website: www.read-reviewed.com
You can also find me on Twitter: @ReadReviewed