Way to go! Sticking something out for that long is no small feat I'm sure it feels great to be through the finish line!
I finished my first comic last December- totaling out at 70 pages and 17-20 months of production (depending on how you count it lol... wrote and started it in the spring of 2018 but then was busy that summer and took it all off, then started back up full speed that fall).
The process was really fun but also really intense- it was hard finding a balancing act between comic and "life" throughout the whole thing lol. It was like, especially at the beginning during that Fall launch period I was really into it and spending practically all of my free time working on the comic. Good for production, but bad for preventing burn out lol.
I spent that first winter taking an extended break to indulge in holiday-related side projects, but then I burned through the entirety of my backlog and never recovered, which meant that I had an entire year of working week to week with no backlog ahead of me which... sucked xD Starting around that summer I kinda unofficially dropped to a "once per 2 weeks or week and a half" type schedule as I started consistently missing my weekly upload times by a day or more. Thankfully my readers were all super sweet and understanding but it was definitely something that I took note of to work on for the next project- I'm looking at either finishing portions completely before posting, or at the very least having a significant amount of backlog next time (and not just like 6-8 pages because I saw how fast that can run out haha).
The latest step in the journey with this comic is coming to terms recently that it actually is finished, at least for the time being. I wrote it originally as a one shot story but left it with an open ending that I could use to extend it into a longer series if I felt like it. Mid-way through I decided that I did want to pursue an extension and started loosely outlining a "Season 2".
After finishing, taking a break, and returning to work on the script though... I've come to the realization that I'm not feeling as passionate about that anymore. The world building and design decisions for the one shot were very "quick and dirty" because I just wanted to get started making comics right away, and I'm now seeing that that's not a great foundation for a longer series. I may return to finish writing another Season down the line but for now I've decided to change gears and try another project that I've had on the back burner for some time! I don't feel so bad about it either since I did bring the one-shot to completion at least!