For me its like....take advantage of all their resources, but lose control, or keep control and have a high learning curve. But...I can learn the curve, so...ill be better off going through it. Just becomes how much money and energy do I want to spend. I am not sure yet.
Yes, I can imagine you would need to keep your focus. I have just started writing an outline for a new story as we chat. Keeping my options open on the length. May make a bit of a project out of it and see if I can get to 50 000 words or so. Not sure. Well, I'll sign off, and write a bit more and finish my tea. Thanks so much for the chat and kind words. See you around and let me know how you get along with the publishing.