Thank you for this thread! Reading about someone's path and why they've come to create stories at a certain point in their life makes me want to read them a lot more than all of the other promotions I've seen here!!
I'm 25 and after a japanese literature master degree + currently a book marketing master degree, I chose the newest platforms of publications (webcomics/webnovels) as a topic for my research, and thought that the best way of understanding them would be to use them myself.
And since I'd always wanted to, one day, draw stories of my own (the only reason I learned how to draw, honestly), I thought it would be the perfect timing!
Hoping that next year, I'll be a publisher myself 🤞🤞🤞