Vellum Press is totally worth it. The program (not to mention the awesome tech support) really makes formatting the interior of a novel very painless. I ran into two issues, which were related to my own ignorance/tech-phobia, and Brad from Vellum Support was able to answer both questions in under 24 hours.
On that note, I've also been in the process of trying to get my newsletter together through MailChimp. Uh, yeah. That's not going as smoothly. At every stage, I stop and go, "Huh?" What seems to be easy for most people is head-scratchingly frustrating for this girl. So, that's gonna take some time.
What do you do when you're working on a project that's epically frustrating? Personally, I go back to my very first project. As in, the very first book I ever wrote, also known as The Darkly Dreaming Series. I've gone back and re-read or tweaked that story so many times, I've lost count. I started going through it again last night and thought, "I love this story!" It's just the perfect little paranormal romance. It actually competes with For Ever -- and in some ways I love it a little more, simply because it was the very first novel I ever finished. I had the best time the summer I wrote it. My playlist was epic!
So last night, I uploaded The Darkly Dreaming Series to Vellum -- and I redesigned the cover. If you haven't checked it out, it's the perfect little Halloween treat! With any luck, the updated content should upload in a few hours. Fingers crossed!
I was thinking about publishing Unremarkable today, but I think I need one more weekend of breathing deeply into a paper bag before I'm ready. ;-)