Today, I got "The LaGrange Legacy" on Smashwords. It certainly seems like a positive step, but time will tell.
In addition, some folks showed up with advice in hand. I suspect that in some cases, the advice has more to do with how to remove money from my pocket, and place it in their hand. Others, themselves Indie authors, seem to have sensible things to say. Mostly, they're saying to keep plugging along, and develop such contacts as may be possible.
As much as anything, this blog is apparently about my little roller coaster ride between utter depression and the slightest glimmer of hope. It would be nice if the hope came a little stronger and a bit more frequently.