I love the way I am in complete control. It's up to me how long it takes to get my books written and ready for sale. I can't blame anyone but myself when I don't meet a deadline.
I hate not having someone to push me towards my deadlines. Support is something that we all need and sometimes it's nice to have a little help.
I love editing my own work. It's really quite enjoyable.
I hate the fact that a proper editor might actually be better at editing my work than I am. I want every book to be the best it possibly can be.
I love being in charge of the price of my books. I can give books away if I want to.
I hate that I don't have someone in my corner when people take my free book gift and put it up on other websites without my consent. I like to give my readers books for free but I won't do it at the expense of my copyright. Not having a publisher means I'm on my own when I have to fight this one.