Thank you, guys....
The book should be out shortly. I've submitted the body of the book and the cover we designed, now we're just waiting for the approval on everything so I can order a proof copy!
I've gone through way too many years of my life doing everything myself, and depending on no one for anything. I'm the same way at work - I'll do it and I'll do it myself.
I have to say that partnership and cooperation are a far, far better way to go.
I was stuck yesterday for a title for the series of books - the individual novella I had a title for already but since it's a series.... well, I was completely stuck. Now, this important little detail could have delayed things indefinitely while I hemmed and hawed and tried this and tried that and banged my head against the wall... but our own Mutt stepped up to the plate the instant he saw that I was halted and he came up with a couple of truly stellar suggestions; one of which I chose enthusiastically. He was also sitting next to me while I fooled around with cover design - choosing a picture, deciding on the fonts, debating on whether or not to use an Author's Photo, or a Publisher's Logo and getting that to fit.... giving me suggestions and reminders every step of the way. I'm not sure I fully understood what partnership meant before this year. I'm really starting to now.