I am still trying to get used to working with InDesign, luckily its pritty similar to all Adobe products, so once you know one, you can sort of figure it out.
To make things easier i used a few trick i had learnt.
Using the layers in InD i was able to quickly try out different layouts, guides, grids, as well as seperate artwork from typography.
Use of master layers allows me to quickly set up the spreads in the same style
Again setting up parapgraph styles means i always have the same settings for the text
Same for the colours