This topic came to mind because I was thinking about the cancellation of a lot of animated shows on streaming platforms (mainly thinking of Inside Job since this happened recently) and I went "man, the people who created these shows and really loved the story and characters now have to leave their series incomplete and/or rushed. That must feel horrible."
And I began thinking about how I'd feel if something like that happened to one of my projects. I guess it gave me a newfound appreciation for the fact I'm able to create my works exactly how I envisioned them, and post them wherever I want for people to read. Obviously there's the downsides of things taking longer, not getting paid, and having to do all my own marketing, but I like how much creative freedom I'm able to have.
Quite honestly, I'm a control freak about my own works, and I enjoy the fact no-one's telling me what to do. The fact I'm the sole writer of my works and anything I say goes brings me so much joy. With my art, I've said in the past that I would only really hire an assistant for base colouring, backgrounds or editors. This is also another reason I'd say I probably wouldn't work out well as a Webtoon Original as an example, because I'm not willing to hand off my art process to other people or quicken my workflow to meet a deadline, especially if it doesn't fit the vision of my work. Don't know if that makes me super stubborn or something
That's not to say that I may not eventually make works that aren't entirely independant, but there are stories that I'd like to almost entirely independently work on, and the fact I'm able to post my stuff online for people to see is genuinely amazing.
Dunno what else I wanted to say, I'd love to hear some thoughts!