I started the story during the 2012 National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), let it sit for a while, rewrote parts of it a few times, had it professionally edited, rewrote a bunch more, and then refined it.
Then came the hard part. Advertising, building an audience. Formatting. Proofing. Phew!
Now, I have one book signing scheduled and I am going to hit all of the indie bookstores in the area to see whether they will carry it. This could be fun!
I have learned so much already; I wonder what this next phase brings.