Just received the proof read draft of the next book in the series, 'Great Bales of Fire'. This is the next step in the creation of a book which has been a real eye-opener for me. The legal team have to assess it for references which cause offence or lible problems. The art team create a book cover (or 'Jacket' as it's called by people who know about such things). The publicist sorts out book signings and literary festivals to promote the book..... and lots more people behind the scenes work hard to produce what finally ends up on the bookshelf.
I find this journey that I'm on, having my books published by such a professional and obviously capable organisation, so interesting and exciting, I find the occasional pinch reminds me how fortunate I am!