I'm going to have that carved on my tombstone.
A few years ago, I swore I'd never go back to self-publishing. I liked having the support I got from a publisher.
But almost as soon as I started writing this book, I knew I'd publish it on my own. It doesn't fit with anything publishers I know of are doing, and damn it, I want some control back. That's what I gave up for the support of a publishing team.
The big difference is that I'm not alone this time. When I published Tell Me You Want Me, I did everything on my own. But now I have beta readers, a cover designer, and an awesome editor. I know more about publishing now than I knew then. And I have the valuable support and experience of friends who have been there. This time I different, and I'm excited about the challenge.
The one thing I'm not going to do is say I'll never go back to a publisher. ;)