I don't like to do something just because it's convention, or because someone older and wiser than me says I should.
I'm kinda stupid that way.
All my life--well, at least since I figured out that books are things that people write--I've wanted to write books. And all my life I've been waiting for permission to do so.
But I don't need anybody's fucking permission. I've just rediscovered that. So I'm going to stick with self-publishing.