I've wanted to write a novel for most of my adult life, and last summer I was able to do it.
I spent months working with my content and copy editor (my wife, Gail) to clean the original product up, always knowing that I wanted to self-publish.
I chose to self-publish because the writing, and not the publication, of the book was (and still is) the important part of the process to me. I also chose to self-publish so that I could keep control over my book... my story, my stylistic choices, my writing.
Two paths leading away from my manuscript, both ripe with appeal and promise... I took one.